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DRAM8022 - Theatre Production Management

Title:Theatre Production Management
Long Title:Theatre Production Management
Module Code:DRAM8022
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Irene OMara
Module Description: An in-depth study of the principles and practice of Theatre Production Management and Administration
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Function as a member of an administrative/management team in a variety of roles
LO2 Identify and implement good administrative work practices
LO3 Access and manage appropriate resources for arts projects
LO4 Draw up a detailed plan, schedule and budget for a show
LO5 Evaluate a project proposal and make an appropriate response and analysis
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Effective Teamwork
Reporting structures, communication skills, accountability, teambuilding, motivation
Project Management
Project Management techniques, documentation, information flow, incentivisation, project co-ownership
Production Accounting
Applying basic accounting techniques to the drawing up of budgets and financial projections and keeping production accounts
Production Team Project
Formation of a functioning production team to develop and implement an appropriate performance project
Management Analysis
Spreadsheet Analysis, Dynamic SWOT Analysis
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A complete proposal for a theatrical event 4 50.0 Week 11
Performance Evaluation Continuous assessment of contribution to team 1 20.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,5 30.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Production Management & Administration 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study, Research & Writing 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • David M Conte & Stephen Langley 2007, Theatre Management: Producing and Managing the Performing Arts, Entertainmentpro [ISBN: 0896762564]
  • Joe Aveline 2002, Production Management (Application & Techniques), Entertainment Technology Press [ISBN: 1904031102]
  • Julie Kraft 1994, Accounting for your Art: A Low-Maintenance Bookkeeping System for Entertainment Artists, Kraft Brothers [ISBN: 0964170507]
  • Cary Gillett & Jay Sheehan 2016, The Production Manager's Toolkit, 1st Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 1138838845]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 7 Mandatory

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