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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5239
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16
CIP Code: 50.0506

Instructional Council: Theatre Arts (50)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-2011.00 Actors


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Stage Combat is designed for actors, choreographers, directors, stage managers, fight captains, and those responsible for theater hiring who want to add stage combat and fight captain skills to their repertoire. Equips theater and film professionals with the skills and training needed to pursue Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) Certified Actor Combatant credentials in eight weapons categories, preparing them for potential recognition as Advanced Actor Combatants. Students who complete the program will have access to SAFD certification exams and acquire a depth and breadth of expertise in stage combat to function as a fight captain on a stage or screen production crew.

Learning Outcomes
1. Define various technical terms from a glossary of SAFD lexicon. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
2. Apply stage combat techniques to safely perform in a theatrical production using all currently recognized SAFD stage combat weapons. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
3. Demonstrate a variety of exercises designed to achieve and improve flexibility, strength, control, and discipline of the body. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
4. Execute safely choreographed fights using the following weapon styles: unarmed, broadsword, rapier and dagger, single sword, small sword, sword and shield/buckler, quarterstaff and knife. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
5. Develop scripted scenes telling a story of violence using choreographed fights between two or more characters. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
6. Analyze texts, fight moves and scenes, characterization, and historical research of fighting styles to determine character intention and motivation in order to create a believable performance. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
7. Evaluate stage combat performances for safety in order to identify issues that might require intervention, communication, and revision. (THF130AA, THF130AB, THF130AC, THF130AD, THF130AE, THF130AF, THF130AG, THF130AH, THF235)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.


Required Courses
THF130AA Specialized Stage Combat: Unarmed 1.5
THF130AB Specialized Stage Combat: Broadsword 1.5
THF130AC Specialized Stage Combat: Rapier and Dagger 1.5
THF130AD Specialized Stage Combat: Single Sword 1.5
THF130AE Specialized Stage Combat: Small Sword 1.5
THF130AF Specialized Stage Combat: Sword and Shield/Buckler 1.5
THF130AG Specialized Stage Combat: Quarterstaff 1.5
THF130AH Specialized Stage Combat: Knife 1.5
+ THF235 Principles of Stage Combat Safety/Fight Captain 4
Credits: 16

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 23, 2021

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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