|Module Title||PERFORMANCE, WRITING AND DOCUMENTATION|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Jill Greenhalgh|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Professor Mike Pearson, Dr Heike Roms|
|Pre-Requisite||PF21220 , PF21420|
|Co-Requisite||PF31520 , PF30720|
|Seminars / Tutorials|
This part-lecture, part workshop-based module introduces students to constructive approaches and strategies of writing for, about , and as performance. The first part offers an introduction to forms of writing for performance that are not reliant upon dramatic dialogue. Writing seminars explore such techniques as anecdote, storytelling, found texts, collage and digital fictions. The second part focuses on procedures for documenting and criticising performance work that does not exist as play-script.
The module aims to advance the compositional and devising abilities of students and provides them 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.
Part 2 (Semester 2): Documenting and Criticising Performance
Indicative topics may include:
Performance photography; documentation through video; digital media and documentation; textual recording; critical genres; interdisciplinary approaches.
|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.|
|Communication||The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written and oral form is assessed directly through Assessment 1 and 2.|
|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.|
|Team work||Effective group work through negotiating ideas and opinions is addressed through the writing seminars. Seminar discussions demand the application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity.|
|Information Technology||The ability to utilize information technology both in the research for and delivery of assignments is assessed directly in Assessments 1 and 2.|
|Application of Number||This element is not assessed.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Transferable skills (managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines, designing and realizing research project) are developed 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.|
|Subject Specific Skills||An understanding of: a. traditional and contemporary critical perspectives on performance, and of relevant theories, issues and debates relating to the subject; b. processes by which performance is created, realised, and managed, such as the processes of rehearsal, writing, scoring, devising, scenography, improvisation, choreography, performer training techniques, and production arts; c. a range of key components of performance within the disciplines: text, movement, aural and visual environment, the performer; d. the interplay between practice and theory in the discipline; e. the reading of written texts, notations and/or scores, and of how to effect transitions from page to stage; f. the reading, analysis, documenting and/or interpreting of performance; h. the interdisciplinary elements of dance, drama and performance, and how to apply appropriate knowledge, concepts and skills from other disciplines.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6