USC SDA – Performing Leadership Certificate

$2,500.00

Non Degree Certificate Program.

This certificate program, offered by the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts, explores the relationship between leadership and performance. During the 16-week course, students will cultivate their speaking abilities to command attention as leaders and performers.

Category: SKU: USCSDA-PLC

Description

START DATE

TBD

COURSE TYPE

Live Webinar

CERTIFICATE EARNING

YES

ABOUT THE PERFORMING LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION COURSE

This certificate program, offered by the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts, explores the relationship between leadership and performance. During the 16-week course, students will cultivate their speaking abilities to command attention as leaders and performers.

This program features four 4-week modules, which includes a weekly 2-hour live lecture:

Module 1:

Being On Screen

Explore on-camera performance and develop your ability to appear on screen with confidence, spontaneity and warmth.

Module 2:

Public Speaking

Learn the art of presenting and expressing yourself in public, engaging your audience and developing/delivering persuasive content.

Module 3:

Developing your speaking voice

Develop your speaking voice with targeted vocal exercises to improve articulation, range and intonation, and enhance your confidence as a speaker and communicator.

Module 4:

IMPROVISATION

Learn to be “in the moment” when performing and develop your ability to be a spontaneous communicator and collaborator.

CURRICULUM

Module 1: Being On Screen

Explore performing for the screen. During this module, you’ll learn to be comfortable, charismatic and your natural self on camera. Plus, students will explore working with scene partners to convey emotion and develop character on screen. 

  1. Week 1 Class (2 Hours)
  2. Week 2 Class (2 Hours)
  3. Week 3 Class (2 Hours)
  4. Week 4 Class (2 Hours)

Module 2: Public Speaking

Explore the basics of public speaking; then work on developing your ability as a public speaker. Using texts and written assignments, you’ll explore how to captivate an audience, persuade listeners and express emotion.

  1. Week 5 Class (2 Hours) 
  2. Week 6 Class (2 Hours)
  3. Week 7 Class (2 Hours)
  4. Week 8 Class (2 Hours)

Module 3: Developing Your Speaking Voice

During this module, work on building and enhancing your speaking voice. Use targeted exercises to enhance your range, intonation, articulation and your ability to express emotion as a speaker. 

  1. Week 9 Class (2 Hours)
  2. Week 10 Class (2 Hours)
  3. Week 11 Class (2 Hours)
  4. Week 12 Class (2 Hours)

Module 4: Improvisation

Become a spontaneous communicator, a team player or a team leader, a great collaborator, and gain the ability to use an artistic mindset to “think outside the box”, solve problems, and bring your community together.

  1. Week 13 Class (2 Hours)
  2. Week 14 Class (2 Hours)
  3. Week 15 Class (2 Hours)
  4. Week 16 Class (2 Hours)

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Rob Clare - Shakespeare Specialist

ROB CLARE

Shakespeare Specialist | www.robclare.com

Rob Clare is an internationally recognized specialist, who has taught or directed Shakespeare in Ireland, India, Austria, Germany, Australia, China and the US. His freelance work includes coaching the core acting ensembles of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Britain’s leading repertory company, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. In the US, he has been visiting faculty at UCLA, The Juilliard School, Yale, USC Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, and NYC Tisch (both graduate and undergraduate acting).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I Earn A Certificate Through The USC School Of Dramatic Arts?

Yes, this course is taught by instructors from the USC School of Dramatic Arts. 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 in the “Instructor section” above.

How Many Classes Does It Take To Complete The Certificate?

Great question! To earn this certificate, you must complete four 4-week courses. View the “Curriculum tab” to see details about weekly assignments and class topics.

How Long Does The Program Take To Complete?

This program takes 16 weeks to complete, so you can earn the certificate in one semester.

How Often Do The Class Sessions Meet?

Once A Week. Students Meet Once A Week For 4 Weeks. Each Class Session Is 2 Hours In Length. The Date And Time For Each Course Will Be Reflected On The Course Details Page.

Are Class Sessions Online? Are They Live Or Pre-Recorded?

This program includes weekly live class sessions. Students have access to recorded lectures after the class period, as well.

What If I Miss A Class, Or Want To Review The Class?

No problem. You will be able to access all recorded sessions at your convenience. 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 Courses Offered?

Each course will be offered on a rolling four-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month.

How Do I Pay? Can I Pay In Parts?

Payment is required prior to the start of the first day of class. To enroll and pay for a class, select the “Register” button on the course details page; then follow steps to complete payment.