Stage Reservation

Stages are reserved primarily for use during College classes and workshops. When the stages are not in use for course work, then students may reserve them for productions according to the Sound Stage Use Policy. Other than auditions, students are not allowed to shoot in any other College-owned spaces other than the shooting stages.

All sound stage use begins with the Sound Stage Reservation Form. The completed and signed reservation form becomes the basis for an agreement between the student Production Designer and the College as to how the stage and its equipment will be used. The student brings the completed form and, depending on the needs of the production, supporting documentation to the Stage Supervisor for approval. The sound stage is not reserved until the Stage Supervisor has approved and signed off on the reservation form.

Priority

During any given semester there will be multiple productions going on across both MFA and BFA programs. Reservation priority of the sound stages is in the following order:

  1. College classes, workshops, events
  2. MFA Production (in priority order of Thesis, D2, D1)
  3. BFA Productions (in priority order of Thesis, F3, F2, F1)

The stages may not be reserved for weekend projects or documentaries. Special projects approved by the Associate Dean may reserve the stages by permission only and may not interfere with the curriculum of the College.

Requesting Use of the Stage

No set:

  • Fill out Sound Stage Reservation Form
  • Meet with Stage Supervisor
  • Read pertinent policies and sign off on having done so
  • Receive schedule for check-out, load-in/set up, load- out/strike, and check-in
  • Attend check-out meeting with Stage Supervisor

Stock set:

  • Fill out Sound Stage Reservation Form and attach additional documentation
  • Meet with Stage Supervisor
  • Read pertinent policies and sign off on having done so
  • Receive schedule for check-out, load-in/set up, load-out/strike, and check-in
  • Attend check-out meeting with Stage Supervisor
  • Check out corral to gain access to stock set pieces
  • Walk through set up of stock set pieces

Built set:

  • Fill out Sound Stage Reservation Form and attach additional documentation
  • Meet with Stage Supervisor; read pertinent policies and sign off on having done so
  • Receive schedule for check-out, construction/building period
  • Load-in/set up, load-out/strike, and check-in
  • Attend check-out meeting with Stage Supervisor
  • Check out any existing scenery or set pieces
  • Walk through set up of any stock set pieces