Acting Proficiency Certificate


This proficiency certificate will provide the opportunity for students to develop basic acting and performance skills, preparing them for auditions and background work in the theater and film industries.  Additional areas for employment include working as camp activities leaders and in marketing and promotions. When completed, the courses can be applied to the Associate Degree in Theater. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Acting Proficiency Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize the foundations and principles of acting;
  • Demonstrate their ability to create and develop characters;
  • Recognize the collaborative nature of the craft of acting and collaborate effectively with others.

Program Entry Requirements:

This proficiency certificate is open to interested students.  Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English courses as part of the Certificate.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a "C" or better grade in each of the courses listed.  In order to achieve a "C" or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must perform scripted material, complete writing assignments, and participate in class activities.

Course Sequence:

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCredits
ENGL 131 - Acting I 3 credits
ENGL 132 - Acting IIENGL 1313 credits
ENGL 142 - Rehearsal and PerformanceENGL 1324 credits
ENGL 120 - Voice and Articulation or 
ENGL 135 - Movement and Dance for Actors
 3 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130.  Telephone (215) 751-8450; or call the College Information Center (215) 751-8010