|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Workshop||1 x 6 Hour Workshop|
|Seminar||6 x 1 Hour Seminars|
|Workshop||4 x 3 Hour Workshops|
|Workshop||8 x 2 Hour Workshops|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Group Project||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Critical Portfolio (1500 word count)||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 1 may be submitted in the form of a conceptual project proposal based upon the original project brief.||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 2 - a 1500 word illustrated essay establishing the rationale for and critiquing the conceptual proposal.||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand and apply the key principles of a number of scenographic methods and approaches.
2. Demonstrate an ability to employ this scenographic thinking in the conceiving and creation of a fragment of visual performance.
3. Demonstrate an ability to employ appropriate tools and methodologies effectively to achieve the set task.
4. Demonstrate skills of analysis, evaluation and understanding relating to the consideration of the choices employed in the creation of the fragment of visual performance.
Through focussed seminar/workshops and related assignments, this module invites conceptual consideration and practical exploration of the function and possibility of four primary scenographic elements: ‘Space’, ‘Light’, ‘Sound’ and ‘Body’. Whilst retaining a holistic overview, specialist study is made of the particular properties and practical methodologies pertaining to these elements, and their inter-relationship is further examined through the generation of fragments of visual performance. Students may elect to make particular study of any TWO elements. Assessment is made via the conception, realisation and presentation, (conducted in small groups) of a fragment of visual performance, and an illustrated essay analysing the function of the scenographic elements within this event.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||* Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling * The use and conversions of scale* The manipulation and documentation of technical data.|
|Communication||* Read in different contexts and for different purposes * Listen effectively * Articulate and evaluate ideas verbally.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||* Devise and apply relistic learning and self-management strategies.|
|Information Technology||* Use a range of commonly used software packages. Present information and data. Use e-mail/internet appropriately and effectively.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Whilst not an especial focus or assessed element of teaching and learning, the module extends a range of analytical, conceptual, practical and creative skills, and students are made aware of the transferable applications of these across academic and career borders.|
|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 methods. Plan and carry out research.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007). The following subject specific skills are developed and directly or indirectly assessed: * 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, scenography, sound and lighting production; * achieving expertise in the use of various technical apparatus necessary to realise the demands of production in live performance and/or recorded media.|
|Team work||* Knowledge sharing through discussion * Group project requires constant negotiation|
This module is at CQFW Level 5