Undergraduate CertificateStage Management

Wichita State's undergraduate certificate in stage management will give you the knowledge and hands-on training needed to work in commercial and regional theatre. You'll learn a variety of artistic skills and valuable management tools essential for successful careers in touring productions, dance, opera, event management and more.

Learn how stage management is the right fit for you.

Students performing on stage.


To complete the 15-credit-hour certificate, you’ll take the following courses:

  • Practicum: Management
  • Stage Management
  • Directed Projects – Stage Management
  • Practicum: Management
  • Directed Study – Stage Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Social Interaction

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.

Josh Whedon's 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.