|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1. Essay (2,000 words)||40%|
|Semester Assessment||2. Performance Documentation (equivalent to 3,000 words, including 1,000 words of critical evaluation)||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students who fail Assessment 1 will be set a different question for their essay.||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students who fail Assessment 2 will have to choose a different performance to document for their resubmission.||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of existing approaches to preformance documentation.
2. Utilise a range of analytical skills necessary for research into, and investigation of, documentation and its role within the fields of theatre and performance.
3. Apply appropriate skills for the task of designing and executing their own performance documentation.
4. Make informed judgements regarding the relationship of the live event to the performance document.
This module aims to provide you with a critical awareness of and skills in the documentation of performance which are a valuable preparation for your move into professional practice or further academic work after graduation. The module will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the field of performance documentation, focusing on important debates and practices in this field. It will examine a range of different models for documentation and critically evaluate how they relate to the event of performance. You will be encouraged to see performance documentation as a creative practice that develops along different lines depending on the nature of the work to be documented. In addition to the research and examination of different approaches to documentation you will develop your own piece of performance documentation - either documenting one of your own performances, or that of another maker.
- give a comprehensive introduction to important debates in the field of performance documentation
- introduce students to a range of existing approaches to documenting performance, from the use of photography to the application of digital media
- develop student's critical tools in examining and critically evaluating different approaches to recording and documenting performance
- improve student's practical skills for the task of recording and documenting performance work
- encourage students to document and present work undertaken during their university career in preparation for their move into the professional world or further study
2. The document I: as photograph
3. The document II: as mediated object (video, film, sound recording)
4. The document III: as mediated object 2 (digital media)
5. The document IV: as text
6. Critical genres: opinion, review, criticism
7. Techniques of mapping and notation
8. Archiving Performance
9. The document V: as lecture or second-order performance (performance about performance), installation or exhibition
10. Documentation in Practice
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||The ability to cummunicate ideas effectively in written form is assessed directly through Assessment 1 and 2. Oral communication is developed through seminar work.|
|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. These skills are directly assessed through Assessments 1 and 2.|
|Information Technology||The ability to utilize information technolgy both in the research for and delivery of assignments is assessed directly in Assessments 1 and 2.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Transferable skills (managing personal workloads ans meeting deadlines, designing and realising assessment project) are devloped through the completion of assessment tasks 1 and 2. Assessment task 2 provides students with an awareness of and skills in the documentation of performance work, which are regarded as being valuable preparation for their move into professional practice or further academic study after graduation.|
|Problem solving||Analytical problem solving, outcome recognition and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures are encouraged and assessed.|
|Research skills||Appropriate personal research and the development of effective personal research practices are directly assessed through Assessments 1 and 2.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performance Subject Benchmark Statement (Version 2007). The following subject specific skills are developed and partly assessed: *describing, theorising, interpreting and evaluating performance texts and performance events from a range of critical perspectives *creating original work using the skills and crafts of performance making *developing skills of observation and visual, aural and spatial awareness *considering theories of spectatorship and developing an awareness of the audience or client group for performance and an ability to respond and adapt to it through flexible means * achieving expertise in the use of various technical apparatus necessary to realize the demands of production in live performance and/or recorded media *using new technologies such as computer aided design, television and sound editing, sampling and composition, and digital and media arts *engaging in research, whether independent, group or performance-based|
|Team work||Seminar discussions demand the application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity, such as negotiating ideas and opinions.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6