Build Your Future in Stage Management

The Stage Management Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Stage Manager in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme park, television and motion picture studios.   Stage Managers, unlike television or film directors, who document their product with cameras, make sure that the cast and crew give a consistently strong live performance.

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The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

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Career opportunities:
• Artistic Director
• Assistant Director
• Associate Artistic Director
• Director
• Stage Manager
• Technical Director

The overall job outlook for Technical Director/Manager careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 51.14 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 8.52 percent per year.

Demand for Technical Directors/Managers is expected to go up, with an expected 24,780 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.71 percent over the next few years.

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Zachary Harless

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$55,260 to

$108,300 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Artistic Director

Stage Manager

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