Develop and maintain stagecraft skills

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUAMPF402, 'Develop and maintain stagecraft skills'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop stagecraft skills

1.1 Consult with relevant personnel, identifying appropriate learning and stage experience opportunities to develop stagecraft skills relevant to area of music performance

1.2 Identify own strengths and weaknesses, and determine strategies to develop stagecraft skills in line with personal goals

1.3 Plan stage image, including use of technology, to present a coherent and appropriate image that enhances performances

1.4 Use rehearsal, stage opportunities and private practice to develop stagecraft skills

2. Apply stagecraft skills

2.1 Present performance confidently and unselfconsciously

2.2 Maintain appropriate communication with audience, and use gestures, mannerisms and facial expressions appropriate to the performance and image being projected

2.3 Maintain performance energy and flexibility, using appropriate spontaneous or rehearsed stage movements suited to performance space

2.4 Pace performance to allow adequate energy output for the duration of performance

2.5 Respond appropriately to the unexpected on stage or front of house, to maintain the flow and integrity of performances

2.6 Interact cooperatively with other performers on stage, and acknowledge their work appropriately

2.7 Communicate effectively with audiences before, between and after performances

2.8 Acknowledge applause in a manner that is appropriate to the context and sensitive to other performers

3. Maintain stagecraft skills

3.1 Evaluate own stagecraft to identify areas for improvement in line with personal performance goals and career aspirations

3.2 Discuss perceived stagecraft issues with peers and leaders, and use their feedback to improve performance and refine stagecraft skills

3.3 Seek and use relevant publications, work, workshops and/or study opportunities in specific aspects of stagecraft

4. Follow safe work practices

4.1 Identify and use appropriate mental and physical warm-up and warm-down exercises for all practice sessions, rehearsals and performances

4.2 Verify safe sound levels, and use strategies to control the length of exposure to protect hearing

4.3 Perform in smoke-free environments wherever possible

4.4 Identify the physical risks of carrying equipment, and use safe lifting practices to avoid injury

4.5 Maintain stage fitness, and apply healthy posture habits in practice, rehearsal and performance to maintain muscular and skeletal strength

4.6 Plan adequate rest breaks to avoid overuse injury, counter stress and anxiety, and maintain work performance

4.7 Report injuries or symptoms according to designated procedures, or seek medical advice promptly