Certificate Description

Non Degree Certificate Program

  • Performing Public Speaking

    This certification introduces students to the unique opportunities and demands placed upon the performer and the relationships with public speaking performance. This certificate consists of 3 Required Courses and 1 Elective Course.

  • USC School of Dramatic Arts

    This certificate serves as an essential foundation for the complexities of the professional performer, presenter, host, public speaker, and storyteller and their relationship with the camera.

  • The Creative Process

    Students will have practical experience performing in front of the camera, with detailed review and analysis of the growth and challenges in their personal creative process.



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Program Outline

Performing Public Speaking, Non Degree Certificate

  • 01
    Developing Your Speaking Voice (Required)
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    • Developing Your Speaking Voice (Start Date: November 26, 2018)
  • 02
    Public Speaking (Required)
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    • Public Speaking (Start Date: November 26, 2018)
  • 03
    Being on Screen (Required)
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    • Being on Screen (Start Date: TBA)
  • 04
    Improvisation (Elective)
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    • Improvisation (Start Date: TBA)
  • 05
    Improv 2: Advanced Improv (Elective)
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    • Improv 2: Advanced Improv (Start Date: TBA)
  • 06
    Stand Up Comedy (Elective)
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    • Stand Up Comedy (Start Date: TBA)
  • 07
    Stand Up 2: Honing Your Act (Elective)
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    • Stand Up 2: Honing Your Act (Start Date: TBA)
  • 08
    Going Viral (Elective)
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    • Going Viral (Start Date: TBA)
  • 09
    Creating the Hit Podcast (Elective)
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    • Creating the Hit Podcast (Start Date: TBA)
  • 10
    Solo Performance (Elective)
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    • Solo Performance (Start Date: TBA)
  • 11
    Introduction to Screen Acting (Elective)
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    • Introduction to Screen Acting (Start Date: TBA)


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  • Is this certificate through the USC School of Dramatic Arts?

    Yes, this certificate will be taught by USC School of Dramatic Arts instructors. Your certificate will be sent through USC School of Dramatic Arts with your name and the name of the certificate completed. Fight On! (The Trojan Motto).

  • Who will I be working with?

    Your primary Instructor is listed under 'Instructor Bio' on the Course Page of each class and can be contacted at the email listed.

  • How many classes does it take to complete the certificate?

    Great Question! This certificate consists of 3 required classes and you choose 1 elective class, totaling 4 classes. For your convenience, you can see all of the classes offered on this Program Page for this certificate.

  • How long does each class take to complete?

    Each course is 4 weeks long. So you can complete your certificate in single semester.

  • Can I take more than 1 elective?

    Absolutely. We encourage you to take the courses that you feel most drawn to and excited to take. The certification only requires a total of 4 courses to complete the certificate. However, you can also take any classes a la carte for the price of that class.

  • How often do the class sessions meet?

    Once a week. You will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours in length. The date & time, for each course, will be reflected on it's respective course page.

  • What if I miss a class, or want to review the class?

    No problem. You will be able to access all sessions at your convenience, as they are recorded. You’ll see this recording once you login and access 'My Dashboard' after the class has ended for the day.

  • What if I miss the start date of a class? How often are the course offered?

    Each course will be offered on a rolling 4-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month, which will give you plenty of time to register and prepare for class.

  • How do I pay? Can I pay in payments?

    According to the University enrollment and registration policy, payment has to made in full by the start date of the course.