The Musical Theatre Certificate program will allow you the opportunity for focused preparation and skills in theatre production. Through active participation in the annual musical production, you'll learn:
- Proper Audition Technique
- Proper Vocal Production
- Practical Experience Working in Musicals
- Character Development Process
At GCC, you will be given opportunities to gain experience and build your repertoire to use after you graduate. You will also be able to get involved in the GCC Forum Players, which joins students and members of the community to perform right at GCC.
After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:
- Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
- Music Composers and Arrangers
- Music Directors
- Musical Theatre Actors
- Musical Theatre Directors
- Musicians, Instrumental
- Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Sound Engineering Technicians
Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.
If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.
To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office or the Director of Performing Arts, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.
Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Nazareth College
- SUNY College at Brockport
- SUNY College at Cortland
- SUNY College at Fredonia
- SUNY College at Geneseo
- SUNY University at Buffalo