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Would you like to further your education without having to spend years in school? This may seem foreign to many, but it is possible if you choose to enroll in a certificate program. After completing a specified number of courses in a particular field of study, students are usually granted a certificate.

What is a certificate in performing arts? This certificate provides students with the tools and resources they need to understand the methodologies and schools of acting. A strong emphasis may be placed on emotional development and independent interpretation of texts, allowing students to develop their own unique acting technique. Courses on theatrical context, improvisation, comedy, and articulation are usually required for graduation. At the end of the program, students should understand the basic principles and professional ethics associated with acting.

There are many financial and professional benefits to earning a certificate. Higher levels of education can be quite lucrative, and many certificate students may be able to earn higher salaries. These students may also have an easier time finding employment than those who do not have a formal education.

The cost of earning this certificate varies from country to country and from school to school. Each school also has the ability to set their own institutional rates. For more in-depth financial information, students should contact their schools of choice directly.

After procuring the skills and technical knowledge they need, the majority of performing arts students choose to pursue careers in acting. Some of these students choose to pursue a career in film, using their education to secure roles in movies and television programs. Others prefer the theater, using their acting skills to bring plays to life. These workers may also participate in the designing of stage materials, sets, and costumes. A number of students choose to work as theater instructors, helping aspiring actors learn the ins and outs of the industry.

If you want to apply to a program, you should always choose one that best fits your needs. To start the application process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in Performing Arts

E-Learning University of Athens

This online course focuses on presenting the evolution of the Ancient Greek Theater starting from the 5th century BC till the 20th-21st century. Greek theatre, mostly dev ... [+]

An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

This online course focuses on presenting the evolution of the Ancient Greek Theater starting from the 5th century BC till the 20th-21st century. Greek theatre, mostly developed in Athens, is the root of the Western tradition, while the word’s root also originates as Greek. It was part of a performance culture that evolved in classical Greece and included festivals, religious rituals, politics, funerals and many more.

The tragedy is also a word originated from Greece and as it turns out, the dramatic performances were really important to the Athenians.

The course answers to questions like In what context was ancient Greek drama written and produced in classical Athens? What were a performance tragedy and comedy like? What factors did contribute to the survival of a small number of ancient plays to present day? When did the first modern public production take place? Which are the most significant trends and tendencies observed in the staging of ancient Greek drama in modern times?... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
6 weeks
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

The present course “An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future: The City & the Theatre” is a journey in Greek history and civilization, seen through the prism of the ... [+]

An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

The present course “An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future: The City & the Theatre” is a journey in Greek history and civilization, seen through the prism of the classical city-state and ancient theatre. We start by learning about the city, including its development, structure and how the buildings were developed in the urban center and lastly the complexity of its architecture.

Further on, the lessons extend to the decisive role of religion in the Greek political life, where Gods and Heroes play a particular role in all the decisions taken for common activity and life. Gladly, we have full access to their daily life routine and their community values, due to vases, sculptures, written sources and other archaeological finds that provide us all the necessary details. Last but not least the course gives us a chance to examine how many of the lifestyles of ancient Greeks survive with stunning continuity in modern society.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
15 weeks
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

Archaeological and Iconographic Evidence Minoan Crete was a rich, varied and complex culture whose achievements in every aspect of life have been studied and are still be ... [+]

Archaeological and Iconographic Evidence

Minoan Crete was a rich, varied and complex culture whose achievements in every aspect of life have been studied and are still being studied worldwide. In this course, we aim to further understand the significance of the Minoan Rituals and their relation to the rituals of modern civilizations. The ritual is a total of practices that have a spiritual and/or indicative character. It is also considered as the performance of an act with formality and solemnity.

The content of this online course gives us the chance to meet a world in which gods, goddesses, monsters, magic and religious symbolism play a significant role. Think of how many similar rituals, with a formal substance, operate as milestones in our lives nowadays. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate while acquiring a magnificent one time experience.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
4 weeks
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

When we refer to ancient Greek theatre, (comedy and drama) as ‘classical’, we tend to use this term in order to denote ancient Greek theatre’s power to never stop produci ... [+]

A Modern Approach

When we refer to ancient Greek theatre, (comedy and drama) as ‘classical’, we tend to use this term in order to denote ancient Greek theatre’s power to never stop producing reactions to people that are watching these theatrical plays and to people that still feel mentally excited when they read them.

This online course is designed carefully so that the language and the means used efficiently provide knowledge to anyone interested in ancient Greek theatre.

The participant will have the chance to meet the giants of human civilization through a dialogue with Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides accompanied by a presentation of their theatrical plays along with the importance of the Greek tragedy, a form of writing that had the ability to stare at the abyss of the human soul.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
8 weeks
Online
Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana

AEF Dance Certificate Program qualifies successful students to be recognized as performers with chorographical skills. The program also serves as an ideal basis from whic ... [+]

AEF Dance Certificate Program qualifies successful students to be recognized as performers with chorographical skills. The program also serves as an ideal basis from which to access a range of dance professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and internationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program, which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the program and our commitment to personal student attention, applicants are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. Our courses are offered in collaboration with Florence Dance Center ... [-]

Italy Florence
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. ... [+]

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with internationally renowned teachers and artists. We are committed to the traditions of classically-based vocal training, while at the same time creating an environment that allows a student to explore the wide-range of music theatre and lyric repertoire that is expected of today's professional singers. In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, musical directors, and designers. During your study, you are required to perform in a minimum of three productions. You must perform at least one major (leading) role in an opera performance. Applicants do not go through a traditional audition process. We ask that you submit recorded materials that will be reviewed by the faculty. Once that review has been completed, we will contact those candidates from whom we require further information. ... [-]

Italy Florence
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
SAE Institute New Zealand

The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation an ... [+]

The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to create the music they love and gain a strong foundation for future learning.

Who should take this programme? Musicians wishing to experiment with electronic sound or work more efficiently with their equipment Music teachers who have electronic music as part of their course Individuals with production experience wishing to add an edge to their techniques Anyone with a passion for electronic music or wishing to pursue further education in this field YOU WILL LEARN ... [-]
New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Part-time
6 months
Campus
Los Angeles College of Music - Online

Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will hel ... [+]

Online Guitar Courses & Certificates: Solo Jazz Guitar A study from anywhere in the world with LACM Online courses!

Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will help optimize your learning experience due to the weekly video exchange with your instructor and will demonstrate your success with solo jazz guitar.

Required Courses: Building A Chord Vocabulary with Jody Fisher

Course Description This class addresses the needs of the student who has been playing for a while and wants to greatly expand their chord vocabulary. The class begins with the basics of harmony as applied to the guitar, such as quickly knowing all the notes on the fingerboard, major scale theory, and extensive trial work. After this information is absorbed, the topics expand to comping ideas along with formulas and fingerings for diatonic chords from major and minor 6th chords to major, minor and dominant 13th chords. Numerous examples are shown – some common, some unusual – with additional commentary about dealing with and changing physically challenging fingerings. Later in the class, other chord systems are discussed, such as building chords from triads, string transference, using common chord progressions to help upgrade your chord vocabulary. In addition to the video instruction and printed material, there are pre-recorded play-along tracks to provide a realistic playing and learning experience. Course Objectives... [-]

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September 2019
40 weeks
Online
London Film Academy

Our Directing Certificate will illuminate the director’s role and enable you to build the necessary skills to direct a film. Guided by experienced filmmaking professional ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Performing Arts 2019.

Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals, this practical in-depth course provides training in various aspects of directing including visual storytelling, storyboarding, communicating ideas and scripts to actors and crew, working with actors and enhancing their performance, and preparing for a shoot.

You will have the opportunity to direct a short film in a studio environment using a high-end HD camera and work with an editor to produce a completed short, screened at the end of the course in our cinema.

Targeted exercises ensure you:

Establish an understanding of shot choices, visual storytelling and effectively interpreting a script. Enhance your communication skills, allowing you to draw the best from your actors and encourage your crew. Direct and edit a short film, working with a full crew and professional actors in an industry-standard environment. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus
Unity College Australia

The CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop skil ... [+]

Course Outline AIMS

The CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for the purpose of Christian music ministry. Students who complete the program will gain a CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry as well as selected units from the Certificate III or IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification.

The program will train individuals in musical skills along with strengthening their ability to implement these in association with their Christian faith. This program is normally delivered with a contemporary music focus but will provide a foundation for further musical study in a range of music genres.... [-]

Australia Queanbeyan
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 semester
Campus
Jul academy

This one-year practical and vocational course is suitable for anyone wishing to become involved in a range of commercial music applications, including songwriting, record ... [+]

This one-year practical and vocational course is suitable for anyone wishing to become involved in a range of commercial music applications, including songwriting, recording and composing for film and television, and is all about learning to utilize the production environment in a creative way.

The course will help you develop your musical production style, improve your technique, get yourself noticed by connecting with the music industry, and steadily build your confidence towards that of a professional musician. All in all, it’s a brilliant introduction to the world of music production and the modern music industry that surrounds it.

At Jul Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a creative environment where you’ll develop strong connections with fellow aspiring musicians, and will be guided by your tutors and prominent music industry professionals to help steer you towards your future career or study goals.... [-]

Italy Rende
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London College of Creative Media

Our one-year Music Performance course is perfect if you want to advance your existing instrumental or vocal skills, improve your understanding of music theory and perform ... [+]

Cert HE Music Performance

Our one-year Music Performance course is perfect if you want to advance your existing instrumental or vocal skills, improve your understanding of music theory and perform contemporary popular music with like-minded people. Our aim is to give you the skills, knowledge and opportunity to help you create the music you want to make.

The course focuses on key areas such as instrumental skills, performance, songwriting and music programming. The Cert HE is written and taught by experienced and internationally successful musicians, who are all working professionals, constantly bringing new experiences into the classroom. The course is not focused on a particular style of music; it encompasses all genres from the last 100 years.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London College of Creative Media

Our one-year Creative Music Practice course is perfect if you want to meet people who share your passion for music and your determination to form a band or musical partne ... [+]

Cert HE Creative Music Practice

Our one-year Creative Music Practice course is perfect if you want to meet people who share your passion for music and your determination to form a band or musical partnership. Our aim is to give you the skills, opportunity and inspiration to help you create the music you want to make.

The course is practical. You will learn by doing. You will be able to form bands and collaborate with other students, learning through writing and performing together. The course also offers optional workshops and support classes. These allow you to practice techniques and concepts without the pressure of assessment.

Our experienced tutors, who all work professionally as musicians outside the classroom, will be available to guide you towards your goals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus