- Mr Paul Barrett (Programme Director - Birmingham City University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||7 Hours Presentation - 30 minutes||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Research Proposal (word equivalent 3,000)||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Research Proposal (word equivalent 3,000)||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced skills in the conception of a proposed scenographic event.
2. Demonstrate an advanced practical application of the procedures of scenographic practice, in particular the skills of representation and presentation.
3. Demonstrate independent creative functioning and informed independent research.
4. Critically evaluate and exercise judgment on the diverse media and compositional techniques employed in the preparation of appropriate documents of proposal.
The module also offers students the opportunity to critically reflect upon and contextualise their chosen area of specialisation within contemporary scenographic practice.
The students will conceive and create a scenographic exploration to be installed or exhibited as appropriate in response to the research question established at the start of the module. The research question will also form the basis for the critical portfolio and viva which will form the second part of the assessment.
Introductory lecture to the course
+ Individual tutorial 1: discuss and review the research question
+ Seminar 1: Shared research discussion to identify potential cross over and interdisciplinary collaborations.
+ Studio supervision
Seminar 2: Practitioner case studies 1.
Seminar 3: Guest practitioner. 1. (focus on set and or costume)
Tutorial 2: mid-module review
Seminar 4: Practitioner case studies 2.
Seminar 5: Guest practitioner 2. (focus on light and or sound)
Tutorial 3: discuss preparations for installation/exhibition
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||• Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling • The use and conversion 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 realistic learning and self management strategies|
|Information Technology||• Use a range of commonly used software packages • Present information and data • 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 • 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 methods • Plan and carry out research|
|Subject Specific Skills||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.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6