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DTS2670 - Technical Aspects: Practical Investigation

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Coe


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This subject offers the student the opportunity to apply the ideas and skills of stage management theorised in the first semester. By stage managing a production as practically as possible to industry standards of practice, the student will develop broad strategies of problem solving in a theatrical production. The written component of this subject is the documentation of the process including the completed prompt-copy of the production.


Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Plan and manage the pre-production period of a theatrical production and note the meetings.
  2. Manage the rehearsal room and prepare the Prompt-copy for a theatre production.
  3. Manage the performance and complete the documentation of the process of production.
  4. Develop a broad range of strategies for problem solving in the theatre environment.


Practical work (the management) on a theatre production: 70%
Written component (documentation of the process): 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week plus rehearsals