the Performing Arts:
Concept to Completion
CT 230 01
CO 242 01
Fall Semester 2006
Dr. Howard Enoch Office Hours: Monday thru
552-0918 by appointment (I am
email@example.com generally in every day)
CLASS: This course is designed to address the issues involved and the roles of key individuals involved in the operations and management of a performing arts production from the moment the idea for the production is conceived until the final performance. The roles and functions of everyone involved in the creative process will be explored and defined.
1) Quiz grade average 20%
2) Semester Project 25%
3) Midterm exam 25%
4) Final exam 30%
There will be a series of short quizzes that will test your reading and comprehension of the assigned material. The quiz may also include information from current assignments. In other words, in order to successfully complete the quiz, you must have read the assignment and done the homework associated with the assignment. There will not be make-up quizzes.
students in the course will participate in a class project that will simulate a
company of individuals who are developing an artistic project for
presentation. The “company” will consist
of any and all functional positions needed to accomplish the goal of a
successful production. As in any
“start-up” company, individuals will “wear many hats” as the semester
progressing as they “try out” the jobs necessary to make the company
This requirement is the heart of the course. The assignment will include a paper that should reflect a thorough understanding of the operations and management of the performing arts process as it relates to the information presented in the course.
required as a condition of successful completion this courses. After missing
any class session, a student is responsible for finding out about assignments,
due dates, announcements, handouts, and so forth that were covered during the
missed session, and for making up any missed work. The student is also
responsible for obtaining class notes from a classmate for the session, and for
learning the material from that session for any relevant exams or quizzes.
The equivalent of 2 weeks of absences will reduce a student's course grade by one full letter grade. Absence from more than a combined total of 3 weeks of class meetings will result in automatic failure of the course. Since the course meets twice a week, six missed sessions will result in failure of the course, and a combined nine missed class sessions will result in automatic failure of the course. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Absences for any reason, including illness, personal crises, athletics or other extra-curricular activities are included in this total. If a student is involved in any activity that might require that student to miss three or more weeks of a particular course, then that student should not enroll in the course. Individual faculty members may add additional requirements or stipulations to this policy.
Sep. 5 Introduction
Assignment – idea for a project
7 Class – present ideas – assign groups
Discussion – chicken or egg?
Assignment #1 – reading: (NFP vs. FP,
12 Discussion – reading
Assignment - write mission/goal/objective for semester project
14 Class – discussion of mission/goal/objective for semester projects
Assignment #2 – reading: (The Organizational Design)
Assignment – design the company structure for the semester project
21 Class – discuss design the company structure
Assignment #3 – reading: (Theatre Organization)
26 Discussion – reading
Assignment - organize the company for the semester project
– discussion of organize the company for semester projects
Assignment #4 – reading: (The Board)
Oct. 3 Discussion
Assignment – “right time/right place/right idea”?
5 Discussion - assignment
– design the company flow chart for semester projects
Assignment – write job descriptions for selected personnel
12 Discussion - assignment
17 MID-TERM EXAM (one question – “open book”)
Assignment #5 – reading
19 Discussion – “assignment #5”
Assignment #6 – reading (Leadership)
Assignment #7 – reading (Management and the Arts)
– “Management and the Arts”
Assignment #8 – reading (Strategic Planning)
31 Discussion – “Strategic Planning”
Assignment #9 – reading (Stage Manager)
Nov. 2 Discussion
– “the Stage manager”
Assignment #10 – reading (Financial Management)
7 Discussion – “the Managing Director/Budget Manager”
Assignment – develop a budget for the semester project
9 Class – discuss the budgets for the projects
Assignment – evaluate the budget
14 Class – look at the reality: can we do this?
Assignment #11 – reading (Fund Raising)
- where does the money come from?
Assignment #12 – reading (Marketing)
21 Discussion - reading
23 No Class - Thanksgiving
– design a simple marketing plan
Assignment #13 – reading (Assessment)
30 Discussion – the steps in assessment
Dec. 5 Class – summery from 3 production teams
7 Class – summery from 3 production teams
Final Exam – Due in HE’s office by the end of the day – Thursday, December 14