Senior Capstone Project--Production Management


Create a proposal in conjunction with your faculty advisor for submission to the department committee by mid-semester the semester before you plan to execute your Senior Project. Your proposal must include:

  • Title of work and author.
  • A brief statement on why this project should be your capstone project.
  • Project deadlines. (Consult the Department Production Calendar)
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Current GPA.

Production Requirements

Upon approval of the Senior Capstone Project, the student is expected to complete the following:

  • Act as stage management coordinator for the semester for both Toland and Frederick Theatres.
  • In conjunction with production stage managers, organize and run all department production meetings.
  • Coordinate scheduling of rehearsal spaces, primarily involved with Frederick Theatre.
  • Track production budgets for the semester coordinating with the Production Manager or Department Chair.
  • Update and revise all stage management forms as needed.
  • Attend part of at least one rehearsal per week to monitor production stage manager’s progress.
  • Schedule weekly meetings with the Stage Management Supervisor for project updates.

Management Portfolio

Following completion of the production assignment, submit a completed management portfolio package. This package will include:

  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Completed Budget Forms.
  • Any revised forms or materials produced during the project.
  • Summary of the semester paying particular attention to the duties and responsibilities you had over the course of the assignment.
  • All materials will be portfolio quality and will not be returned.


After the advisor has approved the portfolio, the student production manager will formally present his/her portfolio to the department committee. The committee will confer with the advisor and a grade will be assigned. Your advisor will communicate the grade as soon as possible.