|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||Production sessions (devising, rehearsal and presentation): 20 hours/week x 5 weeks = 100 contact hours|
|Practical||30 hours for production in week 6|
|Practical||10 hours performance time, including preparation|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Performance contribution (Note: The performance will be videoed for scrutiny by the external examiner and departmental records. Assessment of this assignment will include procedures of disaggregation.)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Portfolio (equivalent to 3,500 words) Evidencing process, contribution and critical reflection processes employed in creating and staging the performance and upon personal functioning in this process.||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Viva voce (15 minutes) Structured viva voce, evidencing process, contribution and critical reflection processes employed in creating and staging the performance and upon personal functioning in this process.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Performance contribution (to be taken at next opportunity)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Portfolio (equivalent to 3,500 words)||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Viva voce (15 minutes) (to be taken at the next opportunity)||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to participate effectively in a structured production environment
2. demonstrate an ability to contribute productively to the creation of a collaboratively conceived performance work by identifying and implementing appropriate methodologies of making and compositional skills
3. demonstrate an ability to analyze the collaborative and compositional working processes involved in performance making and situate these within a wider understanding of contemporary performance
4. demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon their own contribution to the process by employing appropriate modes of evaluative writing
5. demonstrate an ability to examine critically collaborative and compositional working processes involved in performance and communicating these by employing appropriate modes of oral presentation.
a) to provide an opportunity for students to engage with professional practice in the creation of a collaboratively devised performance under the facilitation of a member of staff and / or guest artist
b) to develop students' ability to participate in - and contribute to - professional working situations in performance
c) to encourage students to take responsibility for their own contributions in the context of a collaboratively devised performance
d) to enhance students' ability to engage in critical reflections on the processes of performance making through forms of evaluative writing.
The module introduces students to professional practices and procedures of production: approaches to conception, devising, composition and exposition in the public domain.
The module is delivered through an intensive 6-week making and rehearsal period
The rehearsal period involves 20 hours of rehearsals per week for a period of 5 weeks, followed by an intensive week of 30 hours of rehearsals. This period culminates in the public performance of the work at the end of Week 6.
Please note that the module can also be delivered in 4 intensive weeks (with 35 hours of rehearsals each week) if an external production facilitator is employed.
The module introduces students to professional practices and procedures of production: approaches to concept, devising, composition and exposition in the public domain. Following the performance, students are required to apply reflexive evaluation and articulation of the conception, devising, composition and exposition of the work and their own personal contribution to it in the form of a critical commentary.
Individual contributions to the process will be continuously monitored by the production's facilitator (and in 10 sessions of observation of 1 hour by an additional member of staff if the production's facilitator is not a member of staff.)
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||The ability to communicate ideas effectively is assessed directly through Assessment 1 and 2. Written communication is developed through Assessment 2.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Self-regulation, motivation and time-management skills are developed through the module and are demanded for the successful completion of its assignments. These skills are directly assessed through Assessment 1.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Transferable skills (managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines, designing and realizing assessment project) are developed through the completion of Assessment tasks 1 and 2. Assessment task 1 provides students with an awareness of and skills in the creation and staging of performance work, which are regarded as being valuable preparation for their move into professional practice.|
|Problem solving||Analytical problem solving, outcome recognition and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures are encouraged and assessed through both assessments.|
|Research skills||Appropriate personal and collaborative research and the development of effective personal and collaborative research practices are encouraged and assessed through both assessments.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007). The following subject specific skills are developed and partly assessed: * reading the performance possibilities implied by a script, score & other textual or documentary sources * realising a script, score & other textual or documentary sources in public performance * engaging in performance & production, based on an acquisition and understanding of appropriate performance and production vocabularies, skills, structures & working methods * contributing to the production of performance and/or film and/or television, for example, through direction, choreography, dramaturgy, stage management, scenography, sound & lighting production, editing, promotion, administration & funding * creating original work using the skills and crafts of performance making * using performance techniques associated with particular cultural forms and/or practitioners|
|Team work||The application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity, such as negotiating ideas and opinions, are developed throughout the module and directly assessed through Assessments 1 and 2.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Bogart, A. (2001) A director prepares London: Routledge Primo search Chamberlain, F. (2004) Michael Checkhov Routledge (Routledge Performance Practitioners) Primo search Delgado, M. and Svich, C. (2002) Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century Manchester University Press Primo search Dundjerovic, A.S. (2009) Robert Lepage Routledge (Routledge Performance Practitioners) Primo search Giannachi, G. and Luckhurst, M. (eds) (1999) On Directing: interviews with directing Faber & Faber Primo search Goulish, M. et al. (1997 and 2000) Goat Island: School Books 1 and 2 Chicago: Goat Island Primo search Govan, E., Nicholson, H. and Normington, K. (eds) (2007) Making a performance: devising histories and contemporary practices London and New York: Routledge Primo search Heddon, D. and Milling, J. (2006) Devising performance: a critical history Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Kaye, N. (1996) Art into Theatre, Performance Interviews and Documents Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Primo search Miller, Judith G. (2007) Ariane Mnouchkine Routledge (Routledge Performance Practitioners) Primo search Mitter, S. (1992) Systems of Rehearsal London: Routledge Primo search Oddey, A. (1996) Devising theatre: a practical and theoretical handbook London: Routledge Primo search Schneider, R. and Cody, G. (eds) (2002) Re:direction London: Routledge Primo search Slowiak, J. and Cuesta, J. (2007) Jerzy Grotowski London: Routledge (Routledge Performance Practitioners) Primo search Turner, J. (2004) Eugenio Barba London: Routledge (Routledge Performance Practitioners) Primo search Zarrilli, P. Ed.) (1995) Acting (Re) Considered London: Routledge Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7