STAGE MANAGEMENT - 2019/0

Module code: PRO1033

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of stage management within the UK theatre and wider live entertainment industry. Students will study all foundational aspects of stage management practice whilst being encouraged to consider the pivotal role of stage management as creative facilitators within the production process.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

FRANKLIN J Mrs (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: W450

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes: -


Roles and functions within stage management.
The production process
Facilitating the cast and creative team.
Script analysis.
Rehearsal management.
Performance management.
The propping process and prop management.
Creating paper props

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Reflective Essay - 1500 words 100

Alternative Assessment

(Resit only) re-submission of reflective essay

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement against the module learning outcomes.

 

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


A reflective essay (1500 words) analysing and evaluating the key concepts and practices of professional stage management as experienced during the module and informed/contextualised by wider experience and reading. 


 

Formative assessment

 


A group presentation based on analysis of a given play text and creation of appropriate stage management documentation.


 

Feedback


Tutor and peer feedback for the formative assessment will be given immediately following the presentation. 
Informal verbal feedback will be given during practical sessions.
Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to all practical and organisational aspects of stage management.
  • Enable students to place stage management within the wider context of live performance.
  • Encourage students to develop transferable soft skills appropriate to the production process.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Engage in the theatre production process adopting appropriate procedures and methods at every stage of the process. KP
002 Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills. CT
003 Identify technical and managerial developments in the theatre industry. K
004 Understand the need for clarity in all communication. CT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 9

Independent Study Hours: 125

Lecture Hours: 16

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide a variety of learning and teaching methods which fit with the overall aims & strategy of the programme and are appropriate to the study of professional stage management.

 

There is a balance of individual and group work and of tutor lead and student lead sessions.

 

The strategy should encourage individual learning, questioning, analysis and reflection as well as enabling students to develop skills in research, communication, planning and negotiation.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Taught seminars and practical sessions
Group presentation/tutorials
Individual tutorials
Individual study

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for STAGE MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro1033

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery is year-long due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 2.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre Production BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.