THTR T585 Sec. 4361 M. Norris

Theatre Management

1:30-2:45p MW 3 cr. hr.

THIS COURSE FOR AADM MAJORS ONLY; OBTAIN ON-LINE AUTHORIZATION FROM SY346.

The goal of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the philosophy, principles, and practice of the management of theatre; not-for-profit, educational, and commercial.

Objective are to provide students with:

an appreciation of theatre as a collaborative art within the context of all of the arts.
an overview of American theatre producing systems and the management problems particular to each type: Broadway, off Broadway, off-off Broadway, regional, stock, resident, community, and educational.
an understanding of the philosophy and principles of management, including
long-range strategic planning
organization
personnel development
program development
financial development
audience development/marketing
front of house operation (box office, house management, maintenance of physical facility).
Primarily a service course for the Arts Administration program, T585 is one of three courses from which all Arts Administration students must select two. The course is taught alternate years during the fall semester.

TEXTS:
There is no text.
REQUIREMENTS:
The final grade in the course will be based on the following formula:
Major Project, Paper, Report 50%
Paper and Report 25%
House/Box Office Reports (2) 20%
Class Discussion, Quizzes, attendance, etc. 5%