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Design & Production Certificate

Department of Theatre

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Department of Theatre Certificate Program

The Department of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth offers a Theatre Design and Production Certificate that’s intended for students who seek hands-on, backstage training without having to commit to a major or minor in theatre.

The certificate program can be completed in two semesters, which may be particularly helpful for international students, or over the course of four years of study by current UMD students who want specific, formal training in technical theatre. The certificate may also be completed on a part-time basis by non-traditional students who seek formal, hands-on training in technical theatre.


Design and Production Certificate -- 
22 total credits

Required courses (16 credits)

  • TH 1301 Stagecraft, 5 credits
  • TH 1401 Costume Construction I, 5 credits
  • TH 1451 Stage Makeup, 3 credits
  • TH 1599 Lighting/Sound Practicum, 1 credit
  • TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum, 2 credits

Electives (6 credits -- Choose two 3-credit courses from list below) 

  • TH 1551 Sound Design for the Theatre (no prerequisite)
  • TH 1601 Stage Management (no prerequisite)
  • TH 2451 Hair & Wig Styling Techniques (prereq. TH 1401)
  • TH 3301 Stagecraft II (prereq. TH 1301)
  • TH 3331 Scene Design I (prereq. TH 1301)
  • TH 3341 Properties Construction (prereq. TH 1301)
  • TH 3401 Costume Construction II (prerequisite: TH 1401)
  • TH 3441 Costume Design I (prerequisite: TH 1401)
  • TH 3501 Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (prereq. TH 1301)
  • TH 4501 Advanced Stage Lighting (prereq. TH 1301)


Design and Production Certificate SAMPLE PLANS


Odd Years (i.e. 2021-22 academic year)

Fall  – 11 credits

  • TH 1301 Stagecraft or TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5 credits)
  • TH 1451 Stage Makeup (3 credits)
  • TH 1599 Lighting/Sound Practicum (1 credit)
  • TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum (2 credits)

Spring – 11 credits

  • TH 1301 Stagecraft or TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5 credits)

Electives (Choose two)

  • TH 1551 Sound Design for the Theatre (no prerequisite) (3 credits)
  • TH 2451 Hair & Wig Styling Techniques (prereq. TH 1401) (3 credits)
  • TH 3301 Stagecraft II (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)
  • TH 3331 Scene Design I (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)
  • TH 3441 Costume Design I (prerequisite: TH 1401) (3 credits)
  • TH 4501 Advanced Stage Lighting (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)


Even Years (i.e. 2022-23 academic year)

Fall – 11 credits

  • TH 1301 Stagecraft or TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5 credits)
  • TH 1451 Stage Makeup (3 credits)
  • TH 1599 Lighting/Sound Practicum (1 credit)
  • TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum (2 credits)

Spring – 11 credits

  • TH 1301 Stagecraft or TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5 credits)

Electives (Choose two)

  • TH 1601 Stage Management (no prerequisite) (3 credits)
  • TH 3331 Scene Design I (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)
  • TH 3341 Properties Construction (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)
  • TH 3401 Costume Construction II (prerequisite: TH 1401) (3 credits)
  • TH 3441 Costume Design I (prerequisite: TH 1401) (3 credits)
  • TH 3501 Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (prereq. TH 1301) (3 credits)