Full Title Stage Management

Short Title Stage Management

Code PERF06015
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Colleary, Niall
Department Humanities

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence 80%
Fee

Description
An introduction to stage management in the performing arts. Explores the role of stage manager in the production and running of a stage performance, and teaches the practical skills of stage management.

Topics include script analysis, schedules, cue markings and prompt scripts, organisational requirements, technical rehearsals and show calling.

Indicative Syllabus
  • Script analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Cue Marking
  • Developing prompt script.
  • Pre-rehearsal tasks
  • Working in the rehearsal room (with acting students engaged in a live production process).
  • Get in period.
  • Technical and dress rehearsal.
  • Calling and running the show.
  • Post show responsibility.
  • Health and safety issues.

  • Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
    1. Prepare and manage a prompt copy, which defines actors' movements and calls,technical cues, stage elements, props and moving scenery.

    2. Understand the role of the stage manager in all the various stages of a production process.

    3. Be able to analyse and interpret the script, plans, models and designs for all relevant technical and production information.

    4. Prepare for rehearsal and obtain all necessary resources, such as props, costumes, and settings.

    5. Give cues for lighting, sound, cast entrances, moving scenery and other performance elements.

    6. Demonstrate an understanding of OH& S issues and take appropriate actions where necessary.


    Assessment Strategies
  • Prompt copy 30%
  • Contribution and participation 30%
  • Written examination 40%

  • Assessment Facilitites
    Access to Black Box performance space for periods of training/assessment.

    Access to and participation in full rehearsal/performance process.

    Module Dependencies
    Pre Requisite Modules
    None
    Co Requisite Modules
    None
    Incompatible Modules
    None

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
    Course Work / Continuous Assessment 60 %
    End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 40 %

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
    Performance Evaluation 2,4,5,6 30 OnGoing
    Performance Evaluation (Prompt Script) 1,2,4,5 30 OnGoing


    End Exam Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
    Final Exam 2,3,6 40 End of Term


    Distance Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Part Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Full Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
    Practical Black Box Rehearsal room 2 Weekly 2.00
    Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

    Online Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Resources
    Book Resources
    Bond, D. Stage management: A gentle art. London: Black. 1991.

    Palmer, S. The essential guide to stage management lighting and sound London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2000

    Reid, F.. The staging handbook. London: Black. 2001.

    Reid, F.. The stage lighting handbook. A & C Black, 2001, (2004)


    Other Resources
    Moodle online learning resource.
    Url Resources
    Additional Info