Liberal Arts: Theatre, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge

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.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking
Choose One
CST 130 Introduction to the Theatre 3
CST 141 Theatre Appreciation I
CST 131 Acting I 3
Total 9
2nd Semester
CST 136 Theatre Workshop 3
1CST Elective 3
1CST Elective 3
Total 9
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 18
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
CST
110
3
CST
100
Choose One
CST
130
3
CST
141
Acting I
CST
131
3
Total 9
2nd Semester
CST
136
3
Elective
1CST
3
Elective
1CST
3
Total 9
Total credits for the 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. First-time-to-college students ages 17-24 must complete an SDV course within their first year at NOVA.

1 Choose from the following: CST 111, CST 132, CST 195 Topics in: Playwriting/Screenwriting, CST 195 Topics in: Technical Theatre, CST 241, CST 251, CST 267, CST 299.

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