Department of Theatre

Certificate of Graduate Study in The Acting Techniques of Michael Chekhov

The graduate certificate, offered by the Department of Theatre, in the acting techniques of Michael Chekhov, is designed to appeal to theatre and drama instructors, professional actors/directors, experienced community actors/directors, and advanced students. The courses provide an intensive overview of the acting techniques attributed to Michael Chekhov and the application of those techniques to performing, directing, auditioning, and teaching. Areas of focus will include image and body, preparing the part, characterization, and improvisation. The graduate certificate program introduces methods of teaching these techniques and provides opportunities for graduate students to teach back to the peer group and faculty, receiving feedback and guidance on their presentations.

Candidates for the certificate must attend two summer institutes at USM, and complete a significant one-credit independent project approved by the instructors.

Applications for the certificate can be found at the Graduate Admissions website: http://usm.maine.edu/graduateadmissions