|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||20 x 2hr workshops|
|Other||7 x 1hr performance viewings / video screenings|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1. Research Folio: Present a collation of research documents pertaining to five independent research investigations set by the course tutors.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||2. Studio Presentation:||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 1 may be re-submitted within the relevant re-sit period.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 2: An essay (2,500 words) plus supporting visual material, as appropriate, presenting a hypothetical resolution of the set task.||50%|
1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the practices and practitioners studied on the module;
2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and place the work in an appropriate context;
3. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and historical knowledge whilst discussing practice-based work;
4. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the nature of theatre-making as an intellectual and aesthetic practice.
- To introduce a range of key scenographic concepts, practices and approaches.
- To engage students within a range of methods and modes of enquiry, including practical explorations and an individual process of research.
- To foster skills of personal organisation and management necessary for the effective conduct of individual and group tasks of enquiry.
- To introduce key practical skills employed in the generation and communication of basic scenographic ideas.
- To introduce notions of critical analysis of practice.
7 X 1 hour seminar/screenings examining examples of significant, contemporary scenographic practice.
10 x 2 hour practical workshops (skills) focused upon the handling of scenographic elements including light, sound, costume and image material.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Application of number may be necessary for the development of proposed ideas, but this element is not overtly addressed or assessed.|
|Communication||The individual student's ability to articulate and communicate their ideas and opinions is developed across the duration of the module. This area of development is encouraged and assessed within all aspects of the processes and presentations involved, and the assessment forms recognize effective communication across written, verbal and visual material.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Self-regulation, motivation and time-management are demanded to maintain engagement with the development of the course and the completion of its concomitant assessed assignments. Assessment procedure recognizes effective self-management and self-motivation.|
|Information Technology||Skills of information handling are not formally assessed, but are exercised through the conduct of research, presentation processes, and the collation of materials within research folios.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module encourages the initial development of skills directly applicable to careers within cultural (particularly theatre/performance) industries. Further transferable skills (project planning and execution, the development of personal creative initiatives) are also developed through the completion of assessment tasks, though careers need awareness does not of itself constitute an assessed element.|
|Problem solving||Creative problem solving, outcome recognition, and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures, are encouraged and assessed across the duration of the module.|
|Research skills||Appropriate personal research, and the development of effective personal research practices, are directly assessed through the development and presentation of the research folio.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The development and articulation of scenographic ideas through two, three and four dimensional representation are subject specific skills which are both exercised and assessed.|
|Team work||Group working is addressed and exercised throughout the module. Practical classes demand the application of skills necessary to conduct successful collaborative activity. Elements of the assessment relate directly to the development and employment of such skills.|
Reading ListEssential Reading
Baugh, Christopher (2005) Theatre, Performance and Technology: The Development of Technology in the Twentieth Century Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Berger, John (1998) Ways of Seeing Penguin Primo search Collins, Jane and Nisbet, Andrew (2010) Theatre and Performance in Design: a Reader in Sceonography Routledge Primo search Goldberg, RoseLee (2001) Performance Art Thames and Hudson Primo search Holmberg, Arthur (2000) The Theatre of Robert Wilson Cambridge University Press Primo search McKinney, Joslin and Butterworth, Phillip (2009) The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography Cambridge University Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4