|Delivery length / details
|5 x 1 Hour Seminars
|10 x 3 Hour Workshops
|Assessment length / details
|Assessment 1. Practical group presentation (20 minutes) Working in small groups, to conceive and present a short performance for a given location in Aberystwyth on a given theme. (Note: This presentation will be videoed for scrutiny by the external examiner and departmental records. Assessment of this assignment will include procedures of disaggregation.)
|Assessment 2: Critical evaluation of practice-based methodology and compositional process (2,500 words.)
|Resit Assessment 1: Group or solo project (20 mins) (to be taken at next opportunity)
|Resit Assessment 2: Critical evaluation (2,500 words)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. to demonstrate advanced understanding of the complex strategies and techniques involved in making contemporary theatre and performance
2. to take responsibility for putting into operation, in an ordered and meaningful way, the methodological and representational principles studied
3. to display an ability to work effectively and co-operatively in a collaborative project, including in a leadership capacity
4. to employ advanced skills in conducting well-informed independent research and creative practice
5. to evaluate critically complex strategies and techniques of composition, structuring and staging, leading to the creation of a group practical presentation
a) to introduce and explore a range of conceptual, compositional and practical strategies and methodologies for making contemporary theatre and performance
b) to provide a secure grounding in the practice of contemporary performance and in a range of theatre-making methodologies
c) to provide opportunities to participate in and reflect upon the conceptual and compositional strategies and techniques examined
d) to encourage and enable the conceptualisation, development and presentation of theatre and performance projects
This is a practical, participatory module that explores and enacts strategies, methodologies and physical techniques of making contemporary theatre and performance. Each session will concentrate upon a specific aspect of the compositional, dramaturgical process of making work and culminate in the creation of a short performance work that demonstrates the principles under examination. Whilst particular emphasis is placed upon the professional practices of staff involved, models and frameworks will also be drawn from key contemporary European theatre and performance makers.
5 x 1 hour seminars
10 x 3 hour practical sessions
Module content includes:
elements of composition; conceptual strategies; devising, writing and choreographic methodologies; the generation and accumulation of material; the ordering, articulation and modulation of material; uses of space, body, time, site, text, scenography, audience. (Content may be adjusted to capitalize upon the specific expertise of those delivering the module.)
A fortnightly Seminar will accompany the module, helping students to develop strategies for reflecting critically on their practical work.
|Application of Number
|This element is not assessed.
|The ability to communicate ideas effectively is developed and assessed.
|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.
|The ability to utilize information technology both in the research for and delivery of assignments is assessed directly.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Transferable skills (managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines, designing and realizing assessment projects) are developed and assessed directly
|Analytical problem solving, outcome recognition and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures are encouraged and assessed.
|Independent research and the development of effective personal research practices are encouraged and assessed.
|Subject Specific Skills
|See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007). The following subject specific skills are developed and partly assessed: - advanced understanding of the complex strategies and techniques involved in making contemporary theatre and performance. - putting into operation, in an ordered and meaningful way, the methodological and representational principles studied. - the ability to work effectively and co-operatively in a collaborative project, including in a leadership capacity. -advanced skills in conducting well-informed independent research. - to develop complex strategies and techniques of composition, structuring and staging, leading to the creation of a group practical presentation.
|Seminar discussions demand the application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity, such as negotiating ideas and opinions. Students work in collaboration with others on the formulation and implementation of practical research.
This module is at CQFW Level 7