Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Advanced Scenographic Project
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 10 x 2 hour seminar/workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 7 Hours   The conception, realisation and presentation of an independently generated aesthetic event. This is a solo project, conducted within parameters negotiated with peers and the course tutors and is presented within the public domain.  60%
Semester Assessment The production of a substantial personal portfolio of material, published in electronic format, creatively presenting and documenting the student's output to date and indicating his/her direction of interest in the fields of either postgraduate study or professional practice.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Assessments 2 may be re-submitted during the August re-sit period. Assessment 1 may be supplemented either by re-taking the module when next offered, or via the submission of a 3500 word (plus supporting visual material to equal 5000 words in total) critical evaluation contextualizing the proposed Aesthetic Event within current trends of contemporary scenographic practice.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the underlying intentions of proposed practice and to convey these intentions clearly, prior to the process of realisation.

2. Demonstrate the ability to realise and spatially/temporally articulate an independently conceived aesthetic event, based upon clearly expressed principles and presented within the public domain.

3. Demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for determining and achieving personal research outcomes.

4. Apply the relevant Media; IT systems; graphical, presentation and DTP software appropriate to the development of independent proposals and a personal, electronically published portfolio.

5. Critically evaluate and exercise judgment on the value of diverse media and compositional techniques employed in the preparation of documents of self-presentation.

Brief description

This final-semester module aims to encourage student progression in the form of independent, self-directed study achieved via practice-led research and the clear articulation of the aims, strategies and outcomes inherent within that research. The module provokes informed re-appraisal of methodologies and practices previously studied, and provides a structure for the manifestation of such re-appraisal through the conception and articulation of an independently generated aesthetic event, presented within the public domain. The module also facilitates the production of a substantial personal portfolio of material, published in electronic format, creatively presenting and documenting the student's output and arc of study to date, and indicating his/her direction of interest in the fields of either postgraduate study or professional practice beyond the point of graduation. The teaching and learning of this module is structured with a view to this portfolio having an immediate transferable value in presenting the student positively to relevant bodies and organisations.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling
Communication Read in a specific context. Communicate through specific software application. Speak in different contexts and for different purposes (inc presentation and discussion). Listen effectively.
Improving own Learning and Performance Devise and apply realistic learning and self management strategies.
Information Technology Use a range of commonly used and specific software packages. Present information and data manage storage systems.Use email/internet appropriately and effectively.
Personal Development and Career planning Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course/career progression. Plan and prepare materials for future course/career and organize these in electronic format. Market skills, experience and achievement effectively through a diversity of media.
Problem solving Identify conceptual problems. Identify factors which might influence potential solutions. Develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions. Construct a rational proposal in response to a problem.
Research skills Understand a range of research . Plan and carry out research. Produce academically appropriate feedback from research.
Subject Specific Skills See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007).
Team work Knowledge sharing through discussion. Understand the concept of group dynamics. Play an active part in group activities. Contribute to the setting of group goals. Contribute effectively to the planning of group activities. Exercise negotiation and persuasion skills.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Aronson, Arnold (2005) Looking into the Abyss (essays on Scenography) University of Michigan Primo search Bachelard, Gaston (1994) The Poetics of Space Beacon Primo search Baugh, Christopher (2005) Theatre, Performance and Technology Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Betley, Eric (ed) (1992) The Theory of the Modern Stage Penguin Primo search Burian, J.M. (ed) (1990) The Secret of Theatrical Space Applause Primo search Collins, Jane and Nisbet, Andrew (eds) (2010) Theatre and Performance Design Routledge Primo search Goldberg, RoseLee (1999) Performance Art Thames and Hudson Primo search Holmberg, Arthur (1997) The Theatre of Robert Wilson Cambridge Primo search Huxley, Michael and Witts, Noel (eds) (1996) The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader Routledge Primo search Kaye, Nick (1996) Art into Theatre Harwood Primo search Kaye, Nick (2000) Site-specific Art (performance, place and documentation) Routledge Primo search Roose-Evans, James (1989) Experimental Theatre, from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook Routledge Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 6