Stage Management Skills 2

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
02 July 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

- Take on stage management roles within productions with more responsibility
- To develop further their understanding of the production process in a professional environment.
- Develop their use of working with a script as a source for information.
- Develop the ability to interpret Design
- Apply a range of techniques and practical skills when working on a practical productions
- Identify their skills as a Manager
- Develop relevant computer literacy.
- Use appropriate theatre terminology.
- Develop communication and organisational skills
- React positively to changes communicated throughout the rehearsal process.
- Participate further in the rehearsal process, get-ins, fit-ups, strikes and get-outs.
- Develop greater understanding of Health & Safety and the importance of risk assessments

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:
* Develop the students responsibilities within the Stage Management department in the theatre production process
* Develop the students understanding further of the role of the Production Manager within the theatre production process
* Develop the students' understanding of the role of the Manager
* Enhance further practical theory and practice
* Develop students organisational and communication skills, in preparation for undertaking production roles with more responsibility
* Develop students' practical Stage Management skills further, particularly within the roles of Assistant Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager.
* Develop further methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management;
* Enhance the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
* Further develop the understanding of computer literacy within the area of budget management and spread sheets
* Enhance the students understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and risk assessments

Module learning outcomes

Understanding of:
- The role and responsibilities of the Manager within a production department
- The working practises of the roles of the stage management team within a professional environment.
- The relationship with the creative team
- Enhanced technical methodologies
- Computer literacy and its involvement within the stage and production management departments
- The need for flexibility within a changing production environment
- The collaborative process between technical departments.
- Understand the stamina required within the production process
- Work to deadlines and schedules.
- Show awareness of the requirements of an artistic team throughout the production process.
- Development of the understanding of team dynamics
- Development of use of initiative and working independently
- Show enhanced awareness of Health and Safety and risk assessment procedures.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Small group practical classes, seminars, tutorials, independent work and supervised productions. Detailed information is included in the BA Stage and Production Management course book.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Stage Management Skills 2 - reflective essay    20% 
Practical   Stage Management Skills 2 - continuous assessment    80% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Alexander Purser, email: a.purser@essex.ac.uk.
Alex Purser and staff
abpurs@essex.ac.uk East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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