DANC 2280 Production and Management - 2 credits - MW 2:30-3:50 - RH127
Office Hours: RH 129 12-1 pm TR and by appointment; (208) 282-6143; garijose@isu.edu

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COURSE DESCRIPTION
Overview of skills necessary to manage and produce formal dance productions: design of costumes, lights, sets and sound; house and stage management. Exploration of business and administration including auditioning, resumes, fund-raising, advertising, promotion, community outreach, and documentation.

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the elements involved in the production of a dance concert including: auditions, rehearsals, programming, publicity and promotion, house management, front and backstage staffing, stage craft, lighting, sound, costume, make-up, pre- and post-production procedures;
  • Students will be exposed to the pre-production and production of a professional dance video shoot;
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to solicit for funding for an arts project by preparing a short grant proposal. This includes preparing an Artist Statement, a Resume, and a Work Sample;
  • Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of how to create a fictional not for profit performing arts organization including: Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Strategic Plan, Managerial, Board and Creative Staffing, Articles of incorporation and Season Budget.

COURSE CONTENT

The format of this class is a combination of readings, class lecture and discussion, labs, individual and group projects, and production team activity.

REQUIRED TEXTS

  • Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, 2nd ed; Drew Campbell
  • Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices; Tobie S. Stein and Jessica Bathurst
  • Guidelines 2011-2013, Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • Linked websites and articles

    Additional Reading will be provided on the Assignments page.

EVALUATION and GRADING

  • PARTICIPATION   Participation in class discussions, labs and activities, demonstrating a knowledge of assigned readings. 30 points total.
  • Dance Video Project Participation as cast or crew member. 30 points total.
  • Cid Pearlman/Pearlman Performance Projects Participation as cast or crew member. 30 points total.
  • OBSERVATION PAPER A 3 page typewritten paper describing your role/job during the process of the dance video shoot.  30 points total.
  • INDIVIDUAL PROJECT  Create a complete Quickfund$ grant application for support of a QuickProject or Professional Development including 2 page resume, 1 page artist’s statement and documentation of creative work.  This may be for a fictional project. 50 points total.
  • GROUP PROJECT WRITTEN Create a fictional not for profit performing arts organization including: Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Strategic Plan, Managerial, Board and Creative Staffing, Articles of incorporation.  Plan and Budget a season. 50 points total.
  • GROUP PROJECT PRESENTATION Create a presentation to potential funders/donors. 30 points total.
  • NOTE: All papers must be original. Quotes and paraphrased ideas must be properly cited. Any student caught plagiarizing or purchasing a paper from an outside source (i.e., Internet) will receive an "F" for the course.Click here for Definition of Plagiarism according to the ISU Student Handbook.
  • NOTE: Last day to register, add/drop, change section, or audit full semester courses is Jan. 23; Last day to withdraw is March 16, 2012.
  • Reasonable Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
    Our program is committed to all students achieving their potential. If you have a disability or think you have a disability (physical, learning disability, hearing, vision, psychiatric) which may need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the ADA Disabilities & Resource Center located in Graveley Hall, Room 123, 282-3599 as early as possible.
250-240 = A
239-229 = A-
229-220 = B+
219-210 = B
209-200 = B-
199-190 = C+
189-180 = C
179-170 = C-
169-165 = D+
164-160 = D
159-155 = D-
154-000 = F
Participation 30
Dance Video Project 30
Pearlman Residency 30
Observation Paper-Due Apr 2 30
Individual Project-Due Feb 22 50
Group Project presentation 30
Group Project written 50
Total 250
A=exceptional work, demonstrating consistently excellent performance in terms of skill, growth, participation, attendance, theoretical and aesthetic understanding.
B= very good to outstanding work most of the time demonstrating a high degree of excellence in performance in terms of skill, growth, participation, attendance, theoretical and aesthetic understanding, particularly as the term progresses.
C=fundamental mastery of skill, steady growth, good participation, appropriate attendance, basic theoretical and aesthetic understanding.
D=performance marred by lapses in attendance, attention, attitude or missing course work.
F=performance interrupted by significant absence or failure to complete expected course work.
Performance Response Guidelines