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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Acting for Stage and Camera Certificate of Proficiency Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Acting for Stage & Camera Certificate of Proficiency is a professional training program in the basic skills of auditioning and acting in theater, films, TV and other media. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Cinema, Film and Media Studies Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide  or Drama/Theatre Arts Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide .

Program Advisor:

Tony Doupe
206-546-5829 Rm 4108

Certificate of Proficiency (63-74 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 63-74 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $35-$40
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 7405

General Education Core Requirements (12-15 Credits)

Communication (5 Credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 102  or MATH& 107 .

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 105  or CMST& 101 .

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Acting for Stage & Camera-What is it?

This program provides basic theory and hands-on experience in all phases of using digital production and post-production equipment. This training includes the use of digital video cameras, lighting equipment, as well as field audio and digital editing equipment. Additionally, there is a special focus on scriptwriting, pre-production planning, working with actors, managing a set and production, and professional studio and film set protocol. Skill with video editing and post-production hardware and software applications (AVID and Final Cut Pro) will be emphasized. Production of video and digital film products, under the supervision of professional producers, directors of photography, directors, and editors is emphasized.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program- should be able to:

  1. Perform four monologues for stage and camera auditions.
  2. Work with actors, writers and directors of varying skill levels and working styles;
  3. Analyze a script stating character objectives, subtext, biography, and intentions appropriate to various genres and formats;
  4. Memorize on deadlines a full-length stage performance and two short digital film performances.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of professional theater and film set behavior and ethics.
  6. Demonstrate a familiarity with Western dramatic literature from the Greeks to contemporary American theater.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Acting for Stage & Camera?

The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors. Competition for jobs is strong. Graduates are hired as actors, screenwriters/story specialists, casting assistants, and production assistants.

Potential employers include: Film, TV, and Video production companies; corporate communications/video departments, and talent/casting agencies. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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