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    Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Stage Management, COA

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This Certificate of Achievement 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. However, specific entry level employment opportunities may require additional education or experience. Some courses in this major require students to audition for placement or submit an application.

Required Core:

Complete all of the following courses:


Complete two of the following courses:

Total Units Required: 16-20

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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