Module Identifier PF20420  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Thomas Owen  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Mike Pearson  
Pre-Requisite PF20110 , PF20210  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Practical   1 Hours 1 weekend (16 hours)  
Assessment Essay   Performed essay equivalent to 3,000 words    
  Performance assessment   20 minute performance etude    
  Report   1,000 word report on etude    

Brief description

The aim of this module is:
to introduce theories and practices of generating performance that does not rely upon the exposition of dramatic literature
to examine structures of dramaturgy and principles of dramatic and visual composition
to provide conceptual and practical techniques for the creation of performance events

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of the module, the student will be able:
to demonstrate an appreciation, understanding and critical application of various theories and practices of dramaturgy
to formulate, develop and realize effectively, conceptual procedures appropriate for conceiving non-textual performance
to demonstrate an ability to work under the direction of fellow students and to function effectively within the social environment of performance
to compose and organize intellectual and dramatic material specifically for live exposition, in the devising of a solo presentation in an academic context


After an initial series of mainly theoretical lectures, studets will be involved in the presentation of short performance etudes. These 'etudes' will be conceived by students from PF30520: Devising Performance 2. They will be linked to the theme or topic to be examined in more detail in PF30720 Performance in Practice 1.

The Weekend workshop includes site visits to examine the famifications of a variety of architectures and social contexts upon the spatial ordering of performance.