BFA1 Production Practice

 

There are carefully defined job definitions for each student role when working on a production as well as assessment criteria to measure the ability of the student to fulfil the specified role.


The Syllabus can be downloaded here and a description of the production roles and the assessment criteria can be downloaded from this page.


The principle role for an EDT BFA 1 student is as a Chief Technician for any production.  (Lighting, Sound or Stage.)  This role is responsible for ensuring the technical systems are installed correctly and on time.   The Chief Technician is also responsible for managing the Crew and ensuring that they all work efficiently. 


On the completion of the BFA 1 Semester A courses Fundamentals of Lighting I, Sound I, and Stage Technology I, a student can take on the role of Operator for small scale productions such as the Choreographic workshop.   The roles can be seen in the chart below.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria are designed to measure the ability of the student to fulfil the selected role.  The assessment criteria identify the skills required to fulfil the role and also the way that the role is carried out.  i.e. how to communicate, how to solve problems, and very important, the attitude while fulfilling the role.


Working on a production is all about teamwork.  It is not just about how well you fulfil your role, but also your attitude and ability to work as part of the production team. 

The assessment criteria are based on the following criteria:


  1. Craft Skills of the selected role

  2. Management Skills

  3. Communication Skills

  4. Problem Solving Skills

  5. Time Management Skills

  6. Personal Skills

  7. personal Objective

EDT Stage Technician

The Stage Technician acts as the Crew Chief.  They take instruction from the Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director and then work with the Crew to implement the installation of the sound system equipment. 

The Stage Technician is responsible for managing the Crew and ensuring that all objectives are achieved during the call. 

The Lighting Board Operator is an essential member of the Lighting Production Team.  Ultimately they will be responsible for ensuring that the Lighting Designer’s design is implemented accurately and artistically in every performance of the production.   The Lighting Board Operator works closely with the Lighting Designer attending rehearsals.

The Lighting Technician acts as the Crew Chief.  They take instruction from the Lighting Designer or Production Electrician and then work with the Crew to implement the installation of the sound system equipment. 

The Lighting Technician is responsible for managing the Crew and ensuring that all objectives are achieved during the call. 

The Sound Technician acts as the Crew Chief.  They take instruction from the Sound Designer or Production Engineer and then work with the Crew to implement the installation of the sound system equipment. 

The Sound Technician is responsible for managing the Crew and ensuring that all objectives are achieved during the call. 

The Sound Operator is an essential member of the Sound Production Team.  Ultimately they will be responsible for ensuring that the Sound Designer’s design is implemented accurately and artistically in every performance of the production. 

Stage Operator

The Stage Operator is an essential member of the Technical Direction Production Team.  Ultimately they will be responsible for ensuring that the stage mechanics and requirements of the Set Designer’s design is implemented accurately and artistically in every performance of the production.