Performing Arts teachers are often loaded with managing school concerts, assemblies, live events, musicals, presentations and theatrical performances. All of these activities demand theatrical knowledge, rehearsal management, technical skills, show calling and production management. This is gritty, hands-on learning within a working theatre that can be applied at school level but also directly translates to teaching various curriculum content in Drama and VET Entertainment syllabuses.
The Project – Schools Industry Arts is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation of Professional Competence.
DATE: 30th & 31st July 2013 VENUE:The Seymour Centre TIME: 9:00am-5:00pm COST: $440 - This includes morning and afternnoon tea, lunch, and all support materials for course learning and program implementation at school. TO BOOK: Seymour Box Office on 02 9351 7940 or at www.seymourcentre.com.au MORE INFORMATION: Email us or 02 9351 7922 COURSE TUTORS: Click here to meet some of the industry professionals who will be tutors for this course
Scope of Endorsement – Professional Teaching Standards: 1.2.1, 3.2.4, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 5.2.3, 6.2.4 and 6.2.5
Stage Management is a versatile and exciting field of work that assists in the production of all types of theatre, concerts, live and special events. Effective and successful stage management draws skills from a wide variety of skills including theatrical knowledge, project management, rehearsal management, technical knowledge, show calling and production.
Teachers and educational professionals with strong skills and experience in stage management can be incredibly valuable for a school community not only to support live production and events but also to provide knowledgeable experiences for students with specific interests in these areas. Experienced and skilled teacher and student stage managers would provide a wonderful structure for thriving performing arts programs by providing support to creative teams, managing schedules and budgets, coordinating a wide variety of technical requirements, and managing all aspects of the live performance. Specific stage management skills could provide interesting teaching units or support for HSC Individual Projects for Drama and Entertainment Industry course but also create a new area of extra-curricular activities for students interested in production and support the theatre and live event projects of the wider school community.
This two day course is designed to provide an overview of the many and varied skills necessary for effective stage and production management specific to the needs and resources of a school community. Day 1 will focus on the world of the stage manager with sessions on creative breakdown, rehearsal management, prompt scripts and show calling. Day 2 will focus on production management including scheduling, budgeting, lighting, sound, scenery, including program and stage management, design and technical production, budgeting, marketing, and show delivery.
The course will be delivered by industry professionals who have produced all types of theatre, live events, competitions and concerts within the secondary and tertiary educational experience and aims to provide an interactive experience to empower teachers to leave the course with a personalised manual of stage and production management skills and experience to take back to their school community. The course invites teachers from all disciples to attend the course and encourages teachers to bring with them a program idea relevant to their school to be developed throughout the course.