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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Career Studies Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose: This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking to further develop skills in acting, directing, arts management, technical theatre, and theatre scholarship. It extends theatre opportunities outside of the classroom and into community, educational, and professional theatres.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
CST 110 Introduction to Communication or CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
CST 130 Introduction to Theatre or CST 141 Theatre Appreciation 3
CST 131 Acting I 3
Total   9
2nd Semester
CST 136 Theatre Workshop 3
*CST CST    Elective 3
*CST CST    Elective 3
Total   9
Total credits for the Theatre Career Studies Certificate=18

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

*Choose CST Electives from the list below:
CST 111 Voice and Diction I
CST 132 Acting II
CST 195 Special Topics Technical Theatre
CST 195 Special Topics Playwriting/Screenwriting
CST 231 History of Theatre I
CST 241 Introduction to Directing I
CST 251 Stage Lighting and Sound
CST 267 Creative Drama
CST 299 Supervised Study: Advanced Theatre Production