Management of artistic processes

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206RUP1 ZK 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Orienting the student in theatre operations with a resident company with emphasis on multi-company theatres.
  2. Acquainting students with the management of those institutions.
  3. Acquainting students with the status of theatre in the region, its mission and problematic relationships and communications with founders.

Mode of study

Lecture, moderated discussions, essays, writings analysis.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. General knowledge and bearing in theatre issues.
  2. General knowledge of Czech and World drama literature.
  3. Basics of management and economics.

Course contents

  1. Theatre institution structures (multiple company).
  2. Relations and work organization among individual theatre workplaces.
  3. Planning, strategy, implementation - knowledge of issue, responsibility, care, communications.
  4. Dramaturgical plan as the fundamental strategic material for theatre management.
  5. Theatre mission and amount of responsibility of individual workplaces and workers for that mission.
  6. Psychology of operations in arts bodies and artistic-technical operations.
  7. A model of internal finance of a multi-company theatre.
  8. Product - performance in relation to the internal operations of the theatre.
  9. Difference between the project model of an artistic team and resident artistic complany (basics of building and artistic company).
  10. Theatre institutions and founders.
  11. Theatre and employee.
  12. Theatre and the audience.

Recommended or required reading

Drucker P.F., Řízení neziskových organizací, Management press, Praha 1994

Hagoort G., Umělecký management v podnikatelském stylu, KANT, Praha 2009

Hilar, K.H. Pražská dramaturgie, Sfinx, Praha 1930

Šesták J., Divadlo-kultura-podmínky, KANT-edice DISK, Praha 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

During the semester independent readings are required and participation in discussions which are a requirement for sitting the exam.

Requirements for course completion: Class participation, completion and presentation of course paper and ocmpletion of one test and one essay.

Overall grading is comprised of 30% for class participation, 60% for the written portion of the exam and 10% for the oral portion.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room R311
Učebna R311 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 15:45–18:45 Jiří ŠESTÁK Učebna R311 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans