Acting Proficiency Certificate

If you've always wanted to try your hand at performing, here is your chance to interact with your fellow students while developing basic acting and performance skills. Among other things, you will learn to identify and utilize the foundations and principles of acting in a collaborative environment while demonstrating the ability to create and develop characters. The Acting Proficiency Certificate will prepare you to audition for roles, or you can continue your studies by applying your courses toward the A.A. degree in Theater.

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Actor – est. salary $60,011
Dancer – est. salary $56,642
Music Directors and Composers – est. salary $54,751


**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Acting Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 131 - Acting I 3 credits   Major Course
ENGL 132 - Acting II 3 credits Prerequisites: ENGL 131 Major Course
ENGL 142 - Rehearsal and Performance 4 credits Prerequisites: ENGL 132 Major Course
ENGL 120 - Voice and Articulation or 
ENGL 135 - Movement and Dance for Actors
3 credits   Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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