DANC 3380 Management and Production - 2 credits - TTH 1:00-2:15 - REND 120
Office Hours: RH 129 12-1 pm TR and by appointment; (208) 282-6143; garijose@isu.edu

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 practical knowledge of how to find a job in the area of their interest;
  • Sutdents will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of how to apply for an internship in the area of their interest;
  • 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 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. It is highly recommended you bring your laptop, iPad, etc. with you to class to conduct online research as well as work on resumes, applications, etc.

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.
  • INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You will prepare and apply for a summer internship: application, resume, request for Letters of Recommendation and supplemental materials as required by organization. 30 pts.
  • INDIVIDUAL MOCK GRANT  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.
  • DESIGN - Costume Renderings and Set. 20 points each.
  • TECH CREW - TBA Details to be worked out.
  • GROUP PROJECT - CREATE A FICTIONAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT 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 - STAKEHOLDER'S PRESENTATION Create a presentation to potential funders/donors. 50 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 withdraw is March 22, 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
    Summer Internship Application 30
    Design Renderings - Costume 20
    Design - Set Sketch and Machete 20
    Individual Mock Grant 50
    Tech Crew - TBA 30
    Group Project - Not-for-profit 50
    Group Project - Stakeholder's Presentation 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.