Performing Leadership
Certificate Program

This certificate program, offered through the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts.


Price: $3500 $2500



Lan: English
  On Webinar
  4 Weeks
  Certificate: Yes

By: USC School of Dramatic Arts

Performing Leadership Certificate Program

This certificate program, offered through the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts.

Price: $3500 $2500



Lan: English
  On Webinar
  4 Weeks
  Certificate: Yes

By: USC School of Dramatic Arts

Price: $3500 $2500

Lan: English
  On Webinar
  6 Weeks
  Certificate: Yes

By: USC School of Dramatic Arts

In Just 4 Module,
You'll Learn


    Via live stream by the School's world-class faculty, this certificate offers the opportunity to hone your craft and advance your career.

    To perfect for the professional performer, presenter, host, public speaker, and storyteller to learn how to navigate the complexities of their relationship with the camera.

    A practical experience performing in front of the camera through an online platform, with detailed review and analysis of the growth and challenges in their personal creative process.

Acting class students performing a drama

In Just 4 Module,
You'll Learn

    Via live stream by the School's world-class faculty, this certificate offers the opportunity to hone your craft and advance your career.

    To perfect for the professional performer, presenter, host, public speaker, and storyteller to learn how to navigate the complexities of their relationship with the camera.

    A practical experience performing in front of the camera through an online platform, with detailed review and analysis of the growth and challenges in their personal creative process.

Acting class students performing a drama

Our Weekly Schedule


This program features four 4-Week Modules (4 live classes total):

  • Week - 1 Module 1 Being on Screen

    In today’s world, the ability to appear on screen with confidence, ease, spontaneity, and warmth is essential for communicators, thought leaders, and institutional heads. This class offers clear, direct, and achievable methods.

  • Week - 2 Module 2 Public Speaking

    Learn the art of presenting and expressing yourself in public, engaging your audience, and developing and delivering persuasive content.

  • Week - 3 Module 3 Developing Your Speaking Voice

    Vocal exercises and practices enhance your articulation, your confidence, and your range as a speaker and communicator.

  • Week - 4 Module 4 Improvisation

    Become a spontaneous communicator, a team player or a team leader, a great collaborator, and gain the ability to use an artistic mindset to “think outside the box”, solve problems, and bring your community together.

Our Weekly Schedule


This program features four 4-Week Modules (4 live classes total):

  • Week - 1 Module 1 Being on Screen

    In today’s world, the ability to appear on screen with confidence, ease, spontaneity, and warmth is essential for communicators, thought leaders, and institutional heads. This class offers clear, direct, and achievable methods.

  • Week - 2 Module 2 Public Speaking

    Learn the art of presenting and expressing yourself in public, engaging your audience, and developing and delivering persuasive content.

  • Week - 3 Module 3 Developing Your Speaking Voice

    Vocal exercises and practices enhance your articulation, your confidence, and your range as a speaker and communicator.

  • Week - 4 Module 4 Improvisation

    Become a spontaneous communicator, a team player or a team leader, a great collaborator, and gain the ability to use an artistic mindset to “think outside the box”, solve problems, and bring your community together.

Meet Your Instructor



JEREMIAH O'BRIAN

Master Teacher | USC School of Dramatic Arts

Jeremiah O’Brian, instructor of theater practice at the University of Southern California.

Jeremiah is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. His exceptionally diverse background – from gritty nuts-and-bolts firefighting to film and theatre credits and accolades – is bolstered by his several graduate degrees, including an MFA from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

Meet Your Instructor



JEREMIAH O'BRIAN

Master Teacher | USC School of Dramatic Arts

Jeremiah O’Brian, instructor of theater practice at the University of Southern California.

Jeremiah is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. His exceptionally diverse background – from gritty nuts-and-bolts firefighting to film and theatre credits and accolades – is bolstered by his several graduate degrees, including an MFA from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.


What Our Students Are Saying


What Our Students Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is this certificate through the USC School of Dramatic Arts?

    Yes, this certificate will be taught by USC School of Dramatic Arts instructors. Your certificate will be sent through USC School of Dramatic Arts with your name and the name of the certificate completed. Fight On! (The Trojan Motto).

  • Who will I be working with?

    Your primary Instructor is listed under 'Instructor Bio' on the Course Page of each class and can be contacted at the email listed.

  • How many classes does it take to complete the certificate?

    Great Question! This certificate consists of 3 required classes and you choose 1 elective class, totaling 4 classes. For your convenience, you can see all of the classes offered on this Program Page for this certificate.

  • How long does each class take to complete?

    Each course is 4 weeks long. So you can complete your certificate in a single semester.

  • Can I take more than 1 elective?

    Absolutely. We encourage you to take the courses that you feel most drawn to and excited to take. The certification only requires a total of 4 courses to complete the certificate. However, you can also take any classes a la carte for the price of that class.

  • How often do the class sessions meet?

    Once a week. You will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours in length. The date & time, for each course, will be reflected on its respective course page.

  • What if I miss a class, or want to review the class?

    No problem. You will be able to access all sessions at your convenience, as they are recorded. You’ll see this recording once you login and access 'My Dashboard' after the class has ended for the day.

  • What if I miss the start date of a class? How often is the course offered?

    Each course will be offered on a rolling 4-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month, which will give you plenty of time to register and prepare for class.

  • How do I pay? Can I pay in payments?

    According to the University enrollment and registration policy, payment has to be made in full by the start date of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is this certificate through the USC School of Dramatic Arts?

    Yes, this certificate will be taught by USC School of Dramatic Arts instructors. Your certificate will be sent through USC School of Dramatic Arts with your name and the name of the certificate completed. Fight On! (The Trojan Motto).

  • Who will I be working with?

    Your primary Instructor is listed under 'Instructor Bio' on the Course Page of each class and can be contacted at the email listed.

  • How many classes does it take to complete the certificate?

    Great Question! This certificate consists of 3 required classes and you choose 1 elective class, totaling 4 classes. For your convenience, you can see all of the classes offered on this Program Page for this certificate.

  • How long does each class take to complete?

    Each course is 4 weeks long. So you can complete your certificate in a single semester.

  • Can I take more than 1 elective?

    Absolutely. We encourage you to take the courses that you feel most drawn to and excited to take. The certification only requires a total of 4 courses to complete the certificate. However, you can also take any classes a la carte for the price of that class.

  • How often do the class sessions meet?

    Once a week. You will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours in length. The date & time, for each course, will be reflected on its respective course page.

  • What if I miss a class, or want to review the class?

    No problem. You will be able to access all sessions at your convenience, as they are recorded. You’ll see this recording once you login and access 'My Dashboard' after the class has ended for the day.

  • What if I miss the start date of a class? How often is the course offered?

    Each course will be offered on a rolling 4-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month, which will give you plenty of time to register and prepare for class.

  • How do I pay? Can I pay in payments?

    According to the University enrollment and registration policy, payment has to be made in full by the start date of the course.