Undergraduate CertificateDirecting

An undergraduate certificate in directing from Wichita State will give you basic skills in directing for nonmusical and musical stage work, as well as film, and is a great addition to many performing-arts bachelor's degrees.

Learn how directing is the right fit for you.

Two male students filming.


The certificate consists of 15 credit hours. Courses include:

  • Directing I
  • Directing II
  • Directing the Musical
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Stage Management

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.

Inside the Program

Student playwright receives national honors 

Theatre students at WSU have many opportunities to show off their talents on a big stage.

That's the case for Josh Whedon, whose original play, "States of Happiness," won the WSU Playwriting Competition before being chosen for a regional performance in Iowa.

The critics were impressed, because "States of Happiness" -- an all-student production -- was then honored as one of only 10 distinguished productions in the nation by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C.