INTRODUCTION TO STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT - 2020/1
Module code: PROM011
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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. They will then put this into practice in a time critical production environment. Students will work in support of both the assigned departmental work and explore the collaborative nature of production through the communication and delivery of a live performance.
Working within their peer group, freelance and in-house production teams, students will be able to apply and evidence skill acquisition across pre-production, production and post-production roles and responsibilities.
Guildford School of Acting
FRANKLIN Joanne (GSA)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W450
Module cap (Maximum number of students): 16
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Roles & functions
Facilitating the cast and creative team.
The propping process
Introduction to score reading.
Production role at an appropriate level within the stage management department.
Students will work within a small team under the supervision of production staff, and contribute to the preparation, research and realisation of all or any components required for the performance.
Students may work variously with freelance/professional teams, student peers, or in-house technicians on a range of GSA presentations.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Evaluative production notebook||100|
The assessment strategy for this module consists of:
Summative assessment: A production notebook, demonstrating understanding, reflection, evaluation and analysis of the stage management processes of theatre production.
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.
- Introduce students to all practical and organisational aspects of professional stage management
- Enable students to place stage management within the wider context of live performance
- Advance students' understanding of the management of a production through practical experience of production processes from rehearsal to returns
- Develop transferable skills of professional presentation, self management, people management, communication and organisation
|001||Identify key principles and concepts informing the discipline of stage management.||CK|
|002||Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the work of a stage management team evidencing effective planning, communication, resource management and safe working practices||PT|
|003||Contribute to and reflect upon the preparation, research and process of a production through the creation of a evaluative production notebook evidencing personal research, observation and engagement||CKT|
|004||Employ processes, practices and techniques of professional stage management||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 18
Independent Study Hours: 254
Seminar Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 6
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Taught seminars and practical sessions
Site visits/industry field trips
Practical production work
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 for INTRODUCTION TO STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/prom011
Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.
Programmes this module appears in
|Stage and Production Management MA||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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