Production Practice 4

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
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 Stage Manager and Production Manager will enable the student to enhance their managerial skills whilst learning through practice on a variety of different practical productions.

Students may also have the opportunity to select to repeat another role within the stage management team in order to consolidate and embed their skills.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:

Develop further and consolidate the students' practical skills in the areas of Stage and Production Management

To enhance the students' management skills further

Provide an opportunity for students to take production roles with more responsibility

Continue to develop and enhance the students professionalism in the key skills areas of:
Communication, reliability and time management;
Team work and management of a team where appropriate;
Initiative and self-motivation;
Commitment and flexibility;

Enhance the students practical skills in the key areas of:
Quality and finish of practical work;
Attention to detail on practical work;
Understanding different technology and materials;
Management and organisation of the work environment;
Management and understanding of costing and budgets;
Understanding of Health and Safety.

Consolidate the students' understanding of the importance of reflection and critical thinking

Continue to develop the students' understanding of the importance of documentation and record keeping.

Module learning outcomes

Learning outcomes from the module include:
The skills application required for Stage and Production Management roles which require enhanced responsibility
Management theory and practice
The importance of communication and organisation in a professional environment
Problem solving within a professional environment
The professional and transferable skills required
Research and analytical thinking
Health and Safety
The importance of team work
The importance of working autonomously
Scheduling and time management
The student further develops confidence and professionalism 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 help the student reflect on their progression to date and enable them to develop further their managerial & financial skills during this module. Regular tutorials and production based meetings also support the teaching in this module.


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 a whole    20% 
Practical   Continuous Assessment    60% 
Practical   Reflective evaluation of Production work for term     20% 

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



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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