Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Intimacy for Stage and Screen Certificate


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This 16-credit graduate certificate will empower artists with industry best practices for the safe, ethical and effective staging of intimacy, nudity and sexual violence for both stage and screen. This program is a rigorous examination of tested methodologies for Intimacy Coordination for TV and Film and Intimacy Choreography for Theatre. This important training teaches graduate students current best practices for the support of the consent and boundaries of the performers, and culturally informed collaborative practices for maintaining the director’s vision and the integrity of the production. With this training, students will exhibit an understanding of methods for creating excellent, high-quality choreography and tools and techniques. Additionally, students will demonstrate knowledge and leadership so that a culture of consent becomes the norm in every production process while coordinating the logistical and administrative needs of a wide range of processes.

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate cultural competency by engaging in training and practical activities to support diversity, equity, and inclusion specific to the fields of Intimacy Choreography and Coordination;
  • exhibit comprehension of consent, power dynamics, and boundaries specific to the fields of theatre/live performance, film, and education, and practice techniques for mitigating and addressing those issues;
  • utilize choreography and physical storytelling and acquire tools and techniques specific to coaching and crafting intimate scenes;
  • demonstrate theatre/live performance specific processes, roles, power dynamics and hierarchies, collaborative methods, team structures, and procedures for working in the theatre/live performance industries; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of film and television specific processes, roles, power dynamics and hierarchies, collaborative methods, team structures, and procedures for working in the film/television industry.

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