Production Stage Management (PASA7721)

30 (0.25 EFTS)
To enable students to consolidate a critical understanding of advanced skills, knowledge and practices for stage management and production management practice. This course focuses on students employing professionalism in creative and collaborative practice.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: BPSA: PASA6702 and PASA6722. GDCP: PASA6702 and PASA6732.
Topics include: 

A personal methodology and consolidated body of knowledge pertaining to the management of live performance production, Own professional standards of collaboration, responsibility, and problem solving skills
Advanced rehearsal techniques, Reference documents (The Book), Giving feedback/notes to performers and reporting progress to director/choreographer
Interpret scripts, production or other documentation accurately to determine production needs Maintaining standards in production/performance, Performance operators, Performance cueing (Calling)
Materials for plotting and technical rehearsals (based on rehearsal notes, director and designer planning meetings, designer generated cue lists, etc.)
Non-standard performance venues and theatrical forms (circus, physical theatre, puppetry, installation/multi-media, etc.)
Plan and monitor the work of production departments, including developing, managing and reporting on a budgets using correct documentation and record keeping
Resourcing, production meetings and communication routines, contracts, budget & personnel management, Schedule creation and management
Stage management for dance, theatre and musical forms including Opera, Events and alternative live performance in non-standard settings
Production management, Theories of self management and team leadership
The creative aims of given projects and planning the application of specific pre-production, rehearsal & production techniques, which support and/or enhance them, Associations, implications and interpretations pertaining to a given concept or brief
The creative contribution of stage management, The relationship between the stage manager and other creative support personnel in maintaining standards
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and online discussion and reflection
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and project survey
Each student is interviewed at the end of the semester to reflect on their progress and to assist in setting goals for further development in subsequent learning.
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1361

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 StudioMonday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
Monday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 StudioTuesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
30 Apr 18 - 25 Jun 18 StudioMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
Monday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 StudioTuesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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