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The Stage Combat minor provides extensive practice in the art form of theatrical violence.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
prepare for Skills Proficiency Certification exams from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat in three weapon skills, and Proficiency Certification exams from the Society of American Fight Directors in eight weapon skills, preparing them to be recognized as Advanced Actor Combatants in the United States;
be able to fake-fight in a safe, realistic, theatrical fashion with or without any type of sword, knife, stick or found object;
be prepared to act as Fight Captain for any theatrical production;
understand the differences between fighting for stage and fighting for film, and perform at an advanced level in any medium; and
enter into any fight/movement audition with confidence.