The Arts Unit Stage Management Program is a professional development course aimed at developing teachers’ skills in stage management and the production of theatrical productions and events.
The 2016 program will be held on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to develop high level skills in stage management and production. Participants from both metropolitan and non-metropolitan schools are invited to participate and the program is open to teachers from both government and non-government schools.Please note current school students are unable to enrol in this program.
The program will include workshops, seminars and practical activities. The combination of these activities will provide opportunities for networking with teachers and professional development. The program will also include attendance at a theatre performance.
Sessions will be facilitated by Industry Professionals and DEC teachers with specialised skills. Teachers who have attended this course in the past are encouraged to attend again as different experiences and workshops will be offered.
The two day workshop will include workshops, seminars and practical activities. Practical sessions will focus on:
Workplace Health and Safety Issues
Production Management and Operations for theatrical productions and events
Sound, Lighting design and staging for theatrical productions and events
Stage Management for theatrical productions and events
Teachers who complete this course are eligible for 20 Hours of Accredited Professional Learning.
To gain accreditation teachers must complete the practical experience component of the program. This gives participants an opportunity to implement the skills developed at the workshop in a real-life setting. Participants nominate a school, regional or state education performance event in which they will be involved in the Stage Management team. The time and quality of involvement is assessed to ensure that it meets the 10 hour requirement and incorporates the appropriate level of involvement.
Please note that numbers for the program are limited. Teachers interested in nominating for the program can complete the online nomination process here.
For more information, please contact Peter Hayward.
Nominations close on Thursday 16 June 2016.