Production & Management

Video produced by students Amanda Verhagen and Alina Cerminara.
Music thanks to the Sunday Buckets.

The Production and Management specialization examines the theatre process from rehearsal to performance, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the collaborative nature of theatre production and encouraging teamwork.

Students learn the principles, procedures and skills required in each of the major production and management areas:  scenic construction, wardrobe, properties, lighting, sound, stage management, audience services and marketing and communications. 

An overview of all aspects of these areas is provided through lectures, demonstrations, special guests, and visits to professional theatres.

In their first year, students rotate through various production and management areas applying newly-learned technical skills on department productions. Second year students advance to a managerial level in a selected production or management area and are responsible for a significant practical project related to main-stage productions. Advanced courses at the third and fourth year levels provide supervised practical experience in one or more specialized areas.

We keep our classes small so that students can receive detailed instruction and individual attention. 

Students in this program work with faculty and guest directors and designers in addition to our expertly qualified staff. They learn professional work standards and ethics and have the opportunity to make numerous professional contacts.

Program Outline

Recommneded course selections for students interested in Production and Management specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0
  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.
1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.
3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 251/ 252: Introduction to Design I & II 3.0
 

THEA 299: Theatre Laboratory OR Theatre elective

3.0
  English Course
3.0 units are required for a theatre major. 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommneded to take all your required English courses by the end of 2nd year.
1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major.
1.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  THEA 305: Advanced Production and Management 3.0
  THEA 405: Advanced Production and Management 3.0
 

Choice of Set, Costume or Lighting design (choose 2 pairs of courses):

6.0
  THEA 395: Directed Studies in Production and/or Management 3.0
  THEA 499: Theatre Laboratory 3.0
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101. Electives can be at any level.
6.0
  Electives (Outside or Theatre)
Electives can be at any level.
1.5

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

Professors and Instructors


Bryn Finer
The National Theatre School of Canada
Properties Co ordinator
Bfiner@uvic.ca


Sandra Guerreiro
BFA University of Victoria
Audiences Services Manager / Instructor
sguerrei@uvic.ca

Peter McGuire
MFA University of Victoria
Stage Management / Senior Instructor
pmg@uvic.ca


Adrienne Holierhoek
BA Honours (Visual Arts), University of Western Ontario, Certificate in Public Relations, University of Victoria
Marketing and Communications
Manager / Instructor

aholierh@uvic.ca


Timothy O'Gorman
Diploma of Arts, Camosun College
Technical Director/Instructor
togorman@uvic.ca


Charles Procure
BA Dalhousie University
Head of Scenic Construction / Instructor
cprocure@uvic.ca

Karla D. Stout
BA McGill, LLB Osgoode Law School, York University
BAA Honours Ryerson Polytechnic University
Head of Wardrobe / Instructor
kstout@uvic.ca


Gysbertus (Bert) Timmermans
BFA, MFA University of Victoria
Production Manager / Instructor
btimmerm@uvic.ca

Alumni Profiles

  Amanda Verhagen (BFA'11)
Production coordinator for hit TV series such as Arctic Air and The Flash who also produces her own feature films.
  Christopher Sibbald (BFA ‘ 10)
Chris graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Theatre Production and Management.
    Megan Newton (BFA ’05)
Inspiring alumna's spirit lives on to encourage other intrepid artists.
    Marisa Vest (BFA ’04)
"One day I got the magic phone call," she said in a Times Colonist interview. "I [ran] away with the circus."