EA169-4-FY-CO:
Stage Management Skills 1

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
02 July 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

- Define the various roles within a stage management team and its role within the wider production department
team
- Develop an understanding of the Assistant Stage Manager role within the pre-production, rehearsal,
performance and post production periods
- Introduce the skills of research and how these methodologies support prop sourcing for a production.
- Develop an understanding of the Deputy Stage Manager role within the pre-production, rehearsal,
performance and post production periods
- Introduce the understanding of the prompt script, blocking and how a Deputy Stage Manager supports
rehearsals.
- Develop an understanding of the Stage Manager role within the pre-production, rehearsal, performance and
post production periods.
- Understand the importance of professional skills such as communication and organisational in the framework
of supporting productions.
- Develop their IT computer software skills in order to support performances
- Develop their understanding of how to cue a performance
- Develop their management skills in collaboration of supporting a production
- Understand the role of the Production Manager
- Understand the use and preparation of budgets.
- Gain an understanding of Health & Safety and the importance of risk assessments

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:
* Introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the Stage Management department in the theatre production process
* Introduce basic practical theory and practice
* Introduce students to methods and processes to interpret texts and designs effectively; think analytically; research possible outcomes; communicate ideas, possible solutions, and technical information
* Introduce students to the basic core practical Stage Management skills.
* Develop methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management;
* Develop the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
* Introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the Production Manager within the theatre production process
* Introduce students to the importance of Health & Safety and risk assessment

Module learning outcomes

Understanding of:
- The relationship between the stage management team and the other production departments
- Relevant computer literacy
- The role of the Stage Manager, Deputy Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager during the preproduction,
rehearsal, performance and post-production periods.
- The role of the Production Manager during the pre-production, rehearsal, performance and post-production
periods.
- Awareness of Health and Safety procedures
- How to manage a team
- How to work independently

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 coursebook.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Stage Management skills - Reflective evaluation 31/01/2020 80%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Alex Purser & Staff
abpurs@essex.ac.uk East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

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

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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