Module Identifier DR24310  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Nick Strong  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Miss Emma L Hayward  
Pre-Requisite Students must have successfully completed one of these three modules. DR10320, PF10320 and SG10320.  
Course delivery Practical   20 Hours. 10 x 2 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Individual presentation For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at 80%
Semester Assessment Workshop Development: Attendance, contribution to and development in workshops  20%

Learning outcomes

Typically by the end of this module, a student will be able to:

- demonstrate their understanding of the differing roles within the stage management team.
- realise the important administrative and communication skills required for the modern stage manager.
- create and present source material generated within the given project.


- To introduce students to the basic skills, techniques and working practices of the stage management team.
- To place these skills in the context of contemporary theatre practice.


Classes will focus on the role of the team in managing theatrical productions, introducing systems for use in pre-production, rehearsal, performance and post- production periods. Students will examine different types of theatrical venues and explore the nature of Stage Management within those environments.   Health and safety issues in the work place will be addressed.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Baker, Hendrick Stage Management and Theatre Craft J.Garnet Miller Ltd
Bond, Daniel Stage Management - The Gentle Art A+C Black
Hawkins and Menear Stage Management and Theatre Administration Phaidon
Hold, Michael Stage Design and Properties Schirmer Books Theatre Manuals
Kenton, Warren Stage Properties A+C Black
Reid, Francis The Staging Handbook A+C Black
** Recommended Text
Kelly, Thomas A. A backstage Guide to Stage Management Watson Guptil
Motley Theatre Props Studio Vista
Palin, Gail The Essential Handbook Macmillan
Stern, Lawrence Stage Management Allyn and Balon
Please note that students may find it useful to read the essential reading for all other design courses, Directing and Acting Modules.


This module is at CQFW Level 5