Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Solo Scenographic Project
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 5 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 7 Hours   1. Solo Scenographic event: 20 minutes duration  70%
Semester Assessment 2. Project Proposal (equiv. 1,500 words)  outlining the rationale driving the project detailing the intended form and scenographic arc of the practice with reference to a broader scenographic context. Submitted in electronic format.  30%
Supplementary Assessment 1. An annotated story board to cover the duration of the  event. A virtual submission utilising representations of the scenographic elements required (scale model/costume designs etc) Submitted in electronic format (DVD)   70%
Supplementary Assessment 2. Assessment 2 may be re-submitted during the August re-sit period  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate scenographic dramaturgical skills in the construction of a scenographic event.

2. Conduct informed independent research and creative functioning leading to solo exposition.

3. Evaluate critically, procedures of scenographic practices in the creation of a scenographic event.

4. Critically evaluate and exercise judgment on the diverse media and compositional techniques employed in the preparation of appropriate documents of proposal.

5. Demonstrate the ability to take sole responsibility for determining and achieving personal research outcomes.

Brief description

This is an advanced production module resulting in the creation of a solo scenographic event. It offers students the opportunity to critically reflect upon and contextualise a chosen area/s of specialisation within contemporary scenographic practice. Students will conceive and create a scenographic event 'performed' through time with space/light/body/sound (as appropriate), devised from a theme of their own choosing. As a guide, the event should be of 20 minutes duration but other durational frames may be discussed with the course tutors. Students will have access to departmental spaces and facilities, alternatively the event may be located at any site of the student’s choosing (subject to approval) within the Aberystwyth area. Students will be required to produce a documented presentation in advance of the event – a 'pitch', outlining the scenographic imperatives, contexts and methodologies that will drive the creation of the event and to detail any practical requirements. It is advised that this forms the basis, along with retrospective documentation of the event, of a proposal that may be used to promote the students work (in line with other elements of assessment in TP35820 (Advanced Scenographic Project) upon graduation.


The aims of the module are:

  • To develop and assess scenographic dramaturgical skills in the construction of a scenographic event.
  • To develop and assess the informed independent research and creative functioning leading to solo exposition.
  • To develop and assess the critical evaluation of procedures applied to scenographic practices in the creation of a solo scenographic event.
  • To develop and assess the compositional techniques employed in the construction of documents of self-presentation.
  • To develop and assess the ability to take sole responsibility for determining and achieving personal research outcomes.


The module is taught via 5 x 2 hour fortnightly seminars linked to the composition of students' solo projects and research documentation. On the alternate weeks students will be offered 5 x 30 minute individual tutorials where specific consideration will be given to the development of their solo project with discussion being prepared for and driven by the student. 5 x 1 hour related technical demonstrations for each solo project will be held as required. 'Site/studio' visits during the final 2 weeks before assessment will also be arranged as required.

Module Skills

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 * Plan and prepare materials for future course/career and organize these in electronic format * 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 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 6