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Theatre Management

Course Number: 
THE-309
Minimum Credits: 
3
A study of a variety of areas relating to front-house management, including: advertising, marketing, crisis management, ticket sales, working with volunteers, communication among production staff members, and techniques for developing leadership and effective managing skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of how publicity works in the theatre, how an efficient box office operates, the role of marketing in the financial success of the production, how effective leadership facilitates structure and organization, and relationships between commerce and artistic product. Students begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in theatre management. Prerequisite: Junior standing, Theatre 103, 108, Business 242, 251,; or permission of instructor.