Certificate in Performing Arts

Top Certificate Programs in Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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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Directing Certificate

London Film Academy
Campus 5 days April 2019 United Kingdom London

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 professionals, this intense 5-day course will introduce the concepts of visual storytelling, analyse your approach with actors and enhance your communication skills, allowing you to express your creativity in the most effective way. The workshops culminate in the opportunity to direct a short film project in an industry-standard setting, with professional actors. [+]

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 professionals, this intense 5-day course will introduce the concepts of visual storytelling, analyse your approach with actors and enhance your communication skills, allowing you to express your creativity in the most effective way. The workshops culminate in the opportunity to direct a short film project in an industry-standard setting, with professional actors.

This in-depth, intensive training provides an informative, hands-on, introduction to the world of directing films.

Overview Duration: 5 days

Our Directing Certificate is a specialised and intensive course, aimed at aspiring film directors who are looking to hone their craft in an innovative and professional environment or prepare themselves for their next filmmaking project.... [-]


SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production

SAE Institute New Zealand
Campus Part time 6 months March 2019 New Zealand Auckland

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

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 ... [-]

Online Guitar Certificate

Los Angeles College of Music - Online
Online 40 weeks September 2019 USA Los Angeles United Kingdom UK Online Australia Australia Online Canada Canada Online France France Online Ireland Ireland Online Germany Germany Online + 11 more

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. [+]

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... [-]


Instrument and Voice Course, Arts & Music Department

European School of Economics
Campus Full time Part time January 2019 Italy Florence

This master course is designed for advanced musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, and aims, through the contribution of high-level music professionals, to improve technical skills and a general understanding of musical phenomena. [+]

This master course is designed for advanced musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, and aims, through the contribution of high-level music professionals, to improve technical skills and a general understanding of musical phenomena.

The complete course includes an intensive part of individual lessons (instrument or singing) as well as group sessions about music history, musical analysis, chamber music and acting (as part of the canto course). Moreover, there is the possibility to follow classes on Body position, Incidental Music Composition and Italian lessons for those who are not mother-tongue Italian speakers.

The course has a strong professional value and could be considered an excellent preparation, especially for those who come from abroad, for admission exams at universities, conservatories, and music academies worldwide.... [-]


Music Production Certificate

Jul academy
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Italy Rende

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in The Theatre: An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 6 weeks June 2019 Greece 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 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. [+]

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?... [-]


Course in The City and The Theatre: An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 15 weeks June 2019 Greece 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 classical city-state and ancient theatre. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Ritual performance in Minoan Crete: Archaeological and Iconographic Evidence

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 4 weeks June 2019 Greece 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Ancient Greek Theatre: A Modern Approach

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 8 weeks June 2019 Greece 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 producing reactions to people that are watching these theatrical plays and to people that still feel mentally excited when they read them. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate IV in Music Industry

Unity College Australia
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Australia Queanbeyan

The course combines face-to-face trainer-led tutorials, research activities, and practical and rehearsal workshops. These will involve a range of small group and individual activities. The students will also undertake fieldwork activities in which skills are applied. [+]

Overview

The program is typically delivered over a period of 1 year (2 semesters) when studied full-time (minimum 20 hours per week).

The course combines face-to-face trainer-led tutorials, research activities, and practical and rehearsal workshops. These will involve a range of small group and individual activities. The students will also undertake fieldwork activities in which skills are applied.

Units of competency will be delivered through a range of subjects which cover aspects of music industry areas such as:

Working in the Music Industry Arts in Christian Ministry Christian Worship Individual Performance (Instrumental and/or Vocal) Ensemble Performance/Working in teams Music Theory Songwriting/composition Audio Engineering/Sound Technology ... [-]

Certificate III in Music Industry

Unity College Australia
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester January 2019 Australia Queanbeyan + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate II in Music Industry

Unity College Australia
Campus 1 semester January 2019 Australia Queanbeyan

The CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop foundational music skills and knowledge in the context of Christian ministry. [+]

Course Outline AIMS

The CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop foundational music skills and knowledge in the context of Christian ministry. Students who complete the full-time program will gain a CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry as well as selected units from the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification. The program will train individuals in basic musical skills along with strengthening their Christian faith. This program will provide a foundation for further musical study in a range of music genres.

OUTCOMES

Students who undertake this program can expect to achieve the following outcomes:... [-]


Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians

Butte College
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months August 2019 USA Chico

The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. [+]

Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians

Recording Arts Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. Students learn audio recording methods and how to operate the equipment used in a professional recording studio. Courses include theory, performance, industry standard recording software and hands-on exposure to production processes including tracking, overdubbing, mixing and mastering by participating in recording sessions. The program prepares students for a host of careers within and beyond the recording studio, including but not limited to Assistant Engineer, Assistant Mix Engineer, Studio Booking Technician, Audio/Visual Technician, Studio Owner, Information Technology Specialist and Customer Service Representative, Video Game Audio Engineer, and TV and Film Audio Engineer. Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians (17.5 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:... [-]


Dance Certificate Program

Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana
Campus Full time February 2019 Italy Florence

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. [+]

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 ... [-]


Voice & Opera Certificate Program

Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana
Campus Full time February 2019 Italy Florence

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. [+]

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. ... [-]