Production Practice 1

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
03 July 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

Students will undertake a minimum of 2 practical production roles in the areas of Stage and/or Production Management during this module. Roles such as Assistant Stage Manager, Deputy Stage Manager, Stage Manager and Production Manager will enable the student to develop their managerial skills whilst learning through practice on a practical productions.

Module aims

The aims of the module are to:
Develop the students' skills in the area of Stage and/or Production Management
Develop the student's Management skills
Enhance the students' knowledge of the collaborative Production process in a professional environment.
Develop the students Professionalism in the key skills areas of:
Communication, reliability, time management;
Team work;
Initiative and self-motivation;
Commitment and flexibility;
Further develop the students' Practical Skills in the key areas of:
Quality and finish of practical work;
Attention to detail on practical work;
Management and organisation of the student work environment;
Management and understanding of budgets;
Understanding of Health and Safety.
Develop the students understanding of the importance of reflection and critical thinking
Develop the students' understanding of the importance of documentation and record keeping

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module student will have an understanding of:
The skills application required for Stage and Production Management
Management Theory and practice
The importance of communication and organisation
The production/Project process from beginning to completion
The professional and transferable skills required
Research and analytical thinking
Health and Safety
Scheduling and time management
The student becomes increasingly confident and professional in their working methodology and skills application

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Small group practical classes, seminars, tutorials, independent work and supervised productions. Students lean through practised based teaching on this module. Small group seminars happen at the beginning of the module to focus the student on the managerial elements of the roles they are undertaking, this is then supported by regular tutorials and production based meetings.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Reflective evaluation on module as whole    20% 
Practical   Continuous Assessment    20% 
Practical   Reflective evaluation - term production work     60% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Alexander Purser, email: a.purser@essex.ac.uk.
Alex Purser and staff



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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