|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||10 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Seminar||10 x 1 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Group Performance (45 minutes)||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Analytical Documentation||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Solo Performance||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Analytical Documentation||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Locate and implement appropriate rehearsal methodologies and identify and implement appropriate compositional skills.
2. Create a live performance that negotiates issues of collaboration, dramaturgical form, resources and performer-audience relationships.
3. Demonstrate increasingly sophisticated judgments in their response to a given brief.
4. Show innovation and imagination in the compositional strategies used.
5. Analyse the collaborative and compositional working processes involved in making a performance and situate these within a wider understanding of contemporary theatre and performance.
This ensemble production module offers students an opportunity to conceive, develop, rehearse, produce and present their own full-length performance project in collaborative groups. The module will be delivered primarily through student-led, studio-based practical work, which will lead to a fully realised live performance, which can be studio-based or site-based. The work will be guided by staff-led seminars and working sessions and will be subject to continuous monitoring through regular viewing sessions (3 hours a week per group), tutorials and feedback sessions.
- Consolidate and extend students' conceptual and compositional skills by offering them an opportunity to conceive, develop, rehearse, produce and present a full-length live performance
- Encourage the development of independent, self-directed learning by making students responsible for the negotiation and realisation of all aspects of the performance, under a tutor's supervision
- Develop students' critical tools by inviting them to apply reflexive evaluation of the process up to and including the live performance in the context of a wider understanding of contemporary theatre and performance.
The process that students will undergo as part of the development of a collaborative performance piece will typically include the following:
- The exploration of a series of choices regarding the formation of a collaborative group
- The negotiation of roles within the group, starting points for the work, aesthetic choices and collaborative theatre-making methodologies
- Research into and the application of different dramaturgical models
- Appropriate scoring or scripting
- The planning and implementation of rehearsals and appropriate training
- The planning and implementation of scenographic and technological elements
- The management of budget, time and technical resources
- The identification and evaluation of audience- performer relationships and the generation of an audience for the live event
- Culmination in a public live event
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||The ability to communicate ideas effectively orally 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 Assessments 1 and 2.|
|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 devising 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|
|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 and other textual or documentary sources * realising a script, score and other textual or documentary sources in public performance * engaging in performance and production, based on an acquisition and understanding of appropriate performance and production vocabularies, skills, structures and working methods * contributing to the production of performance and/or film and/or television, for example, through direction, choreography, dramaturgy, stage management, scenography, sound and lighting production, editing, promotion, administration and 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.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6