Faculty, staff and students working together during rehearsal

The Villanova Theatre Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Practical Theatre, which provides a broad background in practical theatre to the student who may not wish to pursue the full MA degree but would like to acquire the skills, vocabulary, and methodology fundamental to the practice of theatre.

Students take five performance or production-related courses (three credits each) and complete one practicum by participating in one of our shows during the production season.

Upon satisfactory completion of 15 credit hours plus the practicum, the student will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Practical Theatre. 

Course Options

Possible courses include (but are not limited to):

  • Principles of Acting
  • Script Analysis
  • Voice and Movement
  • Characterization
  • Scene Study
  • Solo Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acting Styles
  • Scenography
  • Directing
  • Collaborative Theatremaking

Ready for the Next Step?

Department of Theatre and Studio Art
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085



Fall Assistantship: February 1

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

If you have missed a deadline, please contact Edward Sobel to discuss your options.

Begin your application.


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