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Wimmer Fellowship - Leadership Workshop: Ethics & Innovation

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Technical Management

Required for all sophomore Design and PTM students. This class establishes a set of standards for creative project management and introduces students to several software packages that can be utilized within these tasks.

Introduction to Graduate Production 

Required for all first year graduate PTM students. This class establishes a set of standards for creative project management and introduces students to several software packages that can be utilized within these tasks. This class also serves as an introduction to policies and procedures for production at the school of drama.

Graduate Stage Management I

Study of the management of production personnel for live theatrical productions. In depth analysis of union contracts from a management perspective: AEA, IATSE, USA. Projects in scheduling and budgeting based on those contracts. Study of hiring, evaluating, and retaining a quality staff. Examination of the role of safety protocols in production. The Course concentrates on the relationship between the Production Manager and all of the personnel that one comes in contact with.

Production Personnel Management

This class introduces the student to the work of a stage manager on a theatrical production. Students learn the functions and responsibilities of the stage manager. Also covered: blocking notation, cue organization, rehearsal reports and AEA rules and regulations.

Leadership Workshop:

                  Ethics & Innovation

Advanced Topics in Stage

                  Management: Mini 3

Advanced Topics in Stage              

                  Management: Mini 4

This course will be an exploration of both innovative strategies and the ethics of leadership within the performing arts. It will build on the management principles covered in foundational courses and is designed to offer the student an approach to leadership development that is tailored to the individuals strengths and needs as well as their role within theatrical organizations. 

This course is designed to address the transition from academic to professional life. It is focused on developing long term strategies to support career longevity for the Stage & Production Manager 

This course is designed to look at entertainment management from a different perspective. By learning about the different ways managers function and approach their work in non theatrical fields the students will not only develops greater skills in theatrical management but broaden their horizons to opportunities in different fields. 

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