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Stage Management

 
The IVC Stage Management program is for students looking to acquire the basic skills necessary to begin a career as a stage manager in the broad-based field of live entertainment. Students learn the fundamentals of rehearsal procedures, union contracts, production organization, and performance procedures. In addition, students gain experience by participating in live productions at IVC's Performing Arts Center. The program includes placement in an internship with local live entertainment companies. Students completing this certificate can pursue work as stage managers, assistant stage managers, and production assistants with employers such as regional theaters, theme parks, convention centers, concert producers, opera companies, dance companies, cruise ships, and cirque troupes.​ For more information contact Professor M. Scott Grabau (949) 451-5552 mgrabau@ivc.edu.
Assistant Stage Manager Certificate of Proficiency
 
Required Coursework                                                                                                          Units
TA 48A
Beginning Stage Management
3
TA 48B
Intermediate Stage Management
1
TA 48C
Advanced Stage Management
1
TA 168
Cooperative Work Experience: Live Entertainment
1
 
One course from the following acting and directing electives                                      Units
TA 1
Acting
3
TA 8
Advanced Acting
3
TA 10
Musical Theatre Workshop
3
TA 12
Directing
3
 
One course from the following theater and design electives                                       Units
TA 28
Production Design: Theater, Film, and Television
3
TA 40
Introduction to Theater Design
3
 
One course from the following theater production electives                                        Units
TA 142A
Scenic Production A
1
TA 142B
Scenic Production B
2
TA 142C
Scenic Production C
3
TA 143
Costume Sewing
1
TA 153
Costume Sewing and Production
2
TA 163
Costume Sewing, Production and Wardrobe
3
 
TOTAL UNITS                                                                                                                     13-15
 
Example Course Sequence:

Fall Semester: TA48A, TA48B, Acting/Directing Elective, Production Elective

Spring Semester: TA48C, TA168, Design Elective
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