This course provides intensive script study with exercises and projects geared toward developing skills for directing. Projects will focus on blocking plans for scenes, written and oral critiques, and a final project of drafting a direction and prompt book for a short play. The course integrates all aspects of design and production.
The focus of this course will be to explain the principles and applications of the techniques used to manage a production or project from the point of view of the Technical Director. The class will focus on organizational skills, equipment, inventory and personnel management, timelines, budgets, work structures, and all other day-to-day operations of a production team. Emphasis will be placed on industry standard applications of Project Management techniques, using professional operational models, and Project Management software.
This experiential course involves a supervised work experience with participating employers for Entertainment Production students. It provides for the application of classroom learning in a professional work environment.
Students enrolled in this Practicum will have the opportunity to apply technical or design skills obtained in other EP classes in support of a theatrical production of the EP Spring Show in the Gracie Black Box Theatre or a similar on-campus event of equal complexity. Skill sets relied upon may include, but are not limited to: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design and Technical Direction.
The techniques of production mechanics will be covered in this course with an emphasis placed upon practical applications in today’s entertainment industry. Includes an introduction to safety, winches, hydraulics, limits, drums & cabling, tracking, and turntables.
This practicum is designed to provide the Entertainment Production (EP) student with a practical and carefully evaluated experience relating to stage direction or management. Course work will focus on a single production that the student will either direct or manage. This production may be a part of the EP program or for any student or community-based group. Evaluation of the student's work will be based upon active and reflective assignments, centered upon the directional or stage management processes for this production. EP students may take this course no more than two times during their program of study in order to partially fulfill their EP Electives requirements and deepen their practical abilities. Advisor approval for this practicum must be coordinated with the assigned instructor to determine whether the student has an appropriate skill set.
In this course, Entertainment Production (EP) students will organize their work from prior courses and associated efforts into physical and online Portfolio formats. This work will be done in preparation for a final presentation and peer and faculty review. Portfolios will be evaluated and recommendations made for areas that need to be addressed as he/she prepares for the move into the entertainment industry.