All Certificate Programs

As a graduate, you have several ways to build a portfolio that can complement your major or minor and also impress a potential employer or graduate school.

Graduate certificates

Certificate in Advanced Studies

This certificate provides current teachers holding a master’s degree an opportunity to teach dual enrollment courses at the high school level. It’s also useful for those who want to teach in a community college setting, but don’t have the required number of graduate-level courses to meet the college’s faculty requirements.

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Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration

Closely associated with Hollins’ longstanding graduate program in the study and writing of children’s books, this program is taught by noted illustrators, including core faculty Ruth Sanderson and Ashley Wolff.

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Certificate in New Play Directing

This program is taught by highly respected directors, performers, playwrights, and theatre professionals. It’s closely associated with the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, an internationally recognized graduate program in playwriting.

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Certificate in New Play Performance

This program helps performers of all experience levels learn the best practices for new play production. They build an impressive portfolio to become strong players in professional, regional, and academic theatres.

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Leadership Certificates

Executive Certificate in Leadership Program for Women

This certificate for women provides innovative training opportunities for the Roanoke region. This program consistently has a waiting list. Graduates grow in ways that foster clear movement in their organizations and community endeavors. Consider enrolling a promising leader this year.

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Advancing Leadership Cohort (for Men & Women)

This program, open to men and women who are mid-level to senior professionals, will refine their knowledge and skills around feedback, decision drivers, and change.

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Cohort for Change (for Men & Women)

This series invites executive- and senior-level professionals to engage in a deeper level of training. This is designed for men and women dedicated and actively engaged in a leadership challenge that connects them to a larger purpose.

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