Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
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RPWD-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Walter Smith
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-212, RPWD-212, and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIWD-311
Department: WWND
Location:

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

RPWD-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Walter Smith
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIWD-311, RPWD-311, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-312
Department: WWND
Location:

Includes preparation of repertoire for a public performance as a leader.

RPWD-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Walter Smith
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-312, RPWD-312, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-411
Department: WWND
Location:

Includes preparation of repertoire for the jury, which must be presented successfully in order to schedule the senior recital.

RPWD-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Walter Smith
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-411, RPWD-411, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-412
Department: WWND
Location:

Includes preparation of repertoire for the senior recital, which is the final project for performance majors.

RPWD-XXX

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Walter Smith
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites:
Department: WWND
Location:

Starting in conjunction with level three of their private instruction, performance majors take recital preparation classes to provide enhanced focus on repertoire and public performance on their principal instrument.

The Woodwinds Department instruction emphasizes a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance. This includes the basics—breathing, embouchure, articulation—as well as theoretical studies involving scales, chords, arpeggios, and repertoire. In addition, advanced styles, improvisation, and interpretation are studied.
  • RPWD-211: Recital Preparation 3 – Woodwind
  • RPWD-212Recital Preparation 4 – Woodwind
  • RPWD-311Recital Preparation 5 – Woodwind
  • RPWD-312Recital Preparation 6 – Woodwind
  • RPWD-411Recital Preparation 7 – Woodwind
  • RPWD-412Recital Preparation 8 – Woodwind

 

SMGT-111

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Fall
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

Stage management is crucial to all of the performing arts: theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance arts. This one-semester course will teach both the methods and principles behind stage management, demonstrating how to support a production while facilitating the work of directors, designers, artists, creators, and performers. In addition to teaching the specific technical skills necessary for each part of the production process, this course will address the intellectual and managerial skills that make stage management an art. A lab is required with this course, in which students work as crew or assistant stage managers on productions.

This course is offered at Boston Conservatory at Berklee under course number T-SK 79914. 

SMGT-151

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Fall
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: SMGT-111
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

In "calling a show" the stage manager coordinates technicians to effect changes in lighting, sound, stage set up, video or projections, flying elements, and special effects during performances. This course will teach calling skills for theatre, opera, dance, and performance art. The course will demonstrate the construction of cues and how they promote the artistic vision of the production. In-class work will give students opportunities for calling cues, and out-of-class assignments will include play reading and analysis as well as attending and writing analyses of professional performances. 

This course is offered at Boston Conservatory at Berklee under course number T-SK 2051. 

SMGT-152

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Fall
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

The first course in this non-consecutive series will teach students the basic principles of stage lighting for concerts, theater, and performance. Topics will include basic design principles, color theory, lighting control systems, drafting using CAD software, and the mechanics and optics of lighting instruments. Students will develop their design skills through projects and presentations, By preparing a complete lighting design, and writing a light show for a piece of music of their choice.  By the end of the class, students will be able to plan, execute, and communicate an effective lighting design.  Students are expected to provide materials as needed.

This course is offered at Boston Conservatory at Berklee under course number T-SK 79911-01.

SMGT-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

The production manager coordinates all the elements of production and works both with artists and technicians to fulfill creative vision for all types of performance. To gain an understanding of the role of the successful production manager in the collaborative process we will develop knowledge of budgeting scheduling contracts, negotiation, touring, and unions. A stage management practicum is also required with this course, in which students work as crew or assistant stage managers on productions.

SMGT-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Fall
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: SMGT-111, SMGT-211, and written approval of course instructor
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

Negotiation is an art of every day life and an essential transaction of the business world. This course focuses on situational negotiation in various stage management scenarios. Understanding the different forms that negotiations can take, the different ways they can be approached, and the outcomes that can result allows the practitioner to engage in the negotiation with greater skill. This course will explore ways of interpreting negotiations so that students can have a road map for entering successfully into them, in business and in life. Students will engage in practice negotiations in class.

SMGT-252

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sara Stackhouse
Semesters Offered: Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

This course is a continued exploration of the art and process of lighting design for all types of theatrical performance. Topics will include stage composition; collaboration with other designers, directors, stage managers and performers; color theory, practice electricity, and lighting technology; advanced programming practice; and working as a design assistant. In order to gain first-hand understand of real world practices, students participate in site visits to productions in progress. Students are required to attend and critique professional productions away from campus.

SMGT-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Patsy Collins Bandes
Semesters Offered: Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: SMGT-111, SMGT-211, and written approval of course instructor
Department: COTE
Location: Boston Campus

The capstone experience of the stage management minor, the practicum allows students to assist with stage management on actual shows, whether concerts, events, theatre, dance, or opera. Students will work with stage management professionals in the art of facilitating and supporting performers and their work and will learn how to utilize the skills they have acquire in previous courses in the minor.

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