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Career Outlook Theater Performance

Arts Division
Certificate N0855
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he Theater Performance certificate will provide students with classwork and practical experience across a broad base of theater performance disciplines, including stage acting, acting for the camera, voice and diction, movement for the stage and performing for children.  There is an emphasis on supporting classroom instruction with both practical application and participation in main stage productions.  Students will expand their resumes by virtue of their participation as cast members in plays. This certificate is designed to aid in the student’s search for work as paid performers in theaters, film, TV, commercials, radio, voice over, children’s theater companies, theme parks and as theater teaching artists. 

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