|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||20 hours (10 x 2 hour sessions)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 1: Performance Writing Piece 1 (equivalent to 2,500 words) - a piece of writing which is located at a particular site, either physical or digital||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 2: Performance Writing Piece 2 (equivalent to 2,500 words) - a piece of writing which is located at a particular site, either physical or digital||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 1 may be resubmitted with a different choice of subject matter or location.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 2 may be resubmitted with a different choice of subject matter or location.||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply critically various strategies of writing for performance.
2. Demonstrate an intelligent awareness of compositional procedures involved in writing for performance.
3. Organise and present text effectively in relation to its specific context of exposition, applying a range of appropriate skills of verbal expression.
4. Make informed judgemwnts regarding the relationship of performance as a live event to the event of writing.
- introduce students to a range of approaches to writing for, about and as performance that do not follow a dramatic, dialogue-led structure
- to introduce strategies for performance writing that enable students to place themselves at the centre of their creative and critical writing
- improve students' practical skills in verbal expression and composition
- improve students' critical skills through examining and critically evaluating forms of writing for performance in relation to context and location
This part seminar, part workshop-based module offers students the opportunity to explore some of the key procedures and techniques that inform contemporary writing for performance. Workshops explore such strategies as autobiography, storytelling, narrative, found text, collage, list and instructions.
Students will be encouraged to explore the performative dimensions of their writing in reference to page-based work, sound-based work, screen and web-based work, live performance or as installed writing (sited work). A particular focus will be on the role of place as a stimulus and context for writing.
2. "Writing the self" - Memory and Autobiography
3. "Ways of telling" - Narrative and Storytelling
4. Working with "Found Text"
5. Performative Language - Instructions for Actions
6. Locating Writing
7. Mediating Writing
8. Collaborative Writing
9. The Page as Site
10. The Site as Page
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||THe ability to communicate ideas effectively in written form is assessed directly through Assessment 1 and 2. Oral communication is developed through seminar work.|
|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.|
|Information Technology||The ability to utilise information technology both in the research for and delivery of assignments is assessed directly in 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.|
|Problem solving||Analytical problem solving, outcome recognition and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures are encouraged and assessed.|
|Research skills||Approprate personal research and the development of effective personal research practices are directly assessed through Assessments 1 and 2.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statemebt (Version 2007).|
|Team work||Seminar discussions demand the application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity such as negotiating ideas and opinions.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6