STAGE/HOUSE MANAGEMENT & CREW






Stage & House Management

The primary objective of the department is to provide a thorough understanding and familiarity with the theories, techniques, and skills required of a Stage Manager in a theatrical production. It includes a comprehensive investigation of various responsibilities/tasks performed by stage managers and the tools used in different production situations. The department helps students explore the collaborative process in building effective team management skills and the stage manager’s art of diplomacy and communication. In addition to theoretical classes, students will have the opportunity to either observe or experience the process of stage managing, from rehearsals to performance.  

House management teaches students to manage ticket sales and audience flow during before and during our live performances.

Crew

In addition to stage management, ELAC offers the opportunity to be a crew member  on any of our productions. We offer positions in lighting, sound, scenery, wardrobe & makeup and board operator. The students will work in an educational environment while emulating the conditions they will encounter in a professional production.  Since we offer a multidisciplinary approach to the study of theatre, we strongly encourage any of our students to participate in the crewing experience.


Opportunities


Like all of our other programs, we encourage our students to finish within two years and transfer to a four-year college (see complete list of our degrees and transfer degrees). Our faculty offers extensive support in application and port-folio preparation to transfer, establishing a high rate of transfer success.

Many of our students also enter the labor market after completing a degree, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, with the support of our faculty member who have cultivated many relationships with prominent institutions such as Center Theatre Group, A Noise Within, LATC, Universals, etc.
 



Classes

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TECTHTR 323 Stage management - 3 units
TECTHTR 342 Technical stage production - 3 units
TECTHTR 348 Stage management practicum - 3 units
TECTHTR 349 House practicum I & II - 2 units

Certificate


Stage Management & Production Certificate of Achievement

Stage Management and Production is designed to teach students how to work as stage managers or production managers. These courses provide an aspiring stage manager, producer, or director with real production experience in addition to lecture classes.

Required coursed
THEATER 100 Introduction to Theater - 3 units
TECTHTR 323 Stage Management - 3 units
TECTHTR 342 Technical Stage Production - 2 units
TECTHTR 348 Stage management Practicum - 2 units
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey in the Office - 3 units
Total 13 units

Elective courses

THEATER 200 Introduction to Acting - 3 units
or
THEATER 260 Acting I - 3 units
Total 3 units

TOTAL 16 units

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Faculty




Staff


Nathan Davis - Sound, Projections - davisnb@elac.edu

James Johnson - Sound, Projections, Props - johnsojb@elac.edu


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