|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||144 hours of staff directed rehearsal time (16 hours per week over 9 weeks) and 27 hours of student led intensive rehearsal time and intensive work during production and performance periods.|
|Practical||4 days of intensive rehearsals during registration week.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Production and Performance with Supporting Documentation. If a student is unable to complete his/her participation in the prodcution and/or workshops for accepted medical or other valid reasons, then an essay (maximum 6000 words) may be set instead. The scale and nature of this essay will be determined by the Chair of the Examinations Board according to the percentage of work missed. Each student must complete a 500-word analytical report per week.||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (3000 words)||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (6000 words)||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
A grounding in key theoretical and practical issues involved in researching, rehearsing, and staging a performance event; An understanding of compositional and rehearsal methodologies appropriate to the execution of the particular event
The ability to work towards the collective presentation of a project
Critical engagement with the production/performance process through a developed and sensitive understanding and analysis of appropriate performance theories, vocabularies, working methods and relevant models of practice
Students following this module will be engaged in rehearsing and staging a performance event for a public audience. The staff director will nominate a series of specific performance challenges and performance research questions for the students to investigate. These may include, exploring the specific conventions of a dramatic text, or mining the complexities of a moment of theatre history, or elaborating imaginatively upon a theme for a devised theatre. S/he will also guide students through appropriate research and rehearsal strategies, and develop their ethos of a production that makes demonstrable and effective critical engagement with the tasks and challenges set.
During the rehearsal and production processes, students will be required to compile analytical documentation in which students will contextualise their experience through a developed and sensitive understanding and analysis of appropriate performance theories, compositional vocabularies and methods.
During rehearsals and workshops for the project, students will experience appropriate compositional strategies and exercises and will encounter the work of relevant theatre practitioners.
An integral part of this process will be to encourage student-centred learning. Students will be expected to lead weekly seminar discussions reflecting on the progress of the project and several rehearsals will be devised and led by student directors. They will also be expected to work responsibly, constructively, creatively and safely with fellow students on solving problems as they arise and on specific challenges set.
Students will be advised to keep a working notebook documenting significant developments and challenges they have encountered in the process.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||The development of communication skills is intrinsic to all aspects of performance. The ability to interact effectively with members of the company and other people encountered during preparation process is a fundamental subject specific skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students are required to analyse and reflect critically on their own work and progress throughout the rehearsal and performance processes and analyse the effectiveness of the group's and directors' ethos and method.|
|Information Technology||Students may choose to make use of on-line materials to locate data and documentation relevant to their research, but this skill is not necessarily assessed.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Personal development and career planning will not be explicitly developed through this module. However, many of the generic skills developed through the practical work of this module will have significant transferability to a wide range of contexts.|
|Problem solving||These skills are developed as the students respond to the different challenges that emerge during the rehearsal and performance processes for the project.|
|Research skills||These skills are developed through preparation for rehearsals. Each student will also draw upon on-going reserach as they prepare their analytical documentation.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007)|
|Team work||The development of team working skills is intrinsic to all group performance situations. An integral part of this process will be to encourage student-centred learning. Depending on roles, team leadership skills may also form an important part of the learning experience for this module.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6