Master Certification

grad-capMaster Certification is a designation given to those arts students who have dedicated themselves to an immersive education in their chosen craft. At graduation, a master certified student is recognized by the wearing of a special stole and provided an additional certificate recognizing their achievement.

Master Certification for Theater Programs

Requirements for Master Certification are designed to recognize meaningful achievement in your theatrical education and significant contributions to the Theater Department. Achievement is measured by the number of successfully completed theater related classes. Contributions are measured by the number of Thespian points earned in pursuit of theatrical projects (one does not have to be an inducted Thespian to receive Master Certification). Students are expected to turn in their own points at the end of every semester.

Master Certification will be bestowed upon any Theater major who successfully completes the following:

  • Successfully pass your senior performance jury with an 80% or better AND one of the following course/point combinations.
  • 10 or more classes in the theater arts as outlined in your program’s course requirements AND achieve the equivalent of 60 points as outlined on the Thespian point system OR;
  • 9 or more classes in the theater arts as outlined in your program’s course requirements AND achieve the equivalent of 80 points as outlined on the Thespian point system OR;
  • 8 or more classes in the theater arts as outlined in your program’s course requirements AND achieve the equivalent of 100 points as outlined on the Thespian point system.

Any exceptions must be approved by the head of your major and the Artistic Director.