Module title: Interpreting Text

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP09116
Module leader: Donna Soto-Morettini
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods including their alignment to LOs
Teaching and learning will take place in practical classes of all the students (Los 1, 2, 3, 4), working in groups, pairs and individually as appropriate. These classes will integrate discussion with practical exercises which develop in difficulty as the module progresses. Attendance at all classes is vital. Students will be expected to collaborate successfully with their fellow students and contribute to the joint development of the group's work as well as their individual learning. Opportunities for group discussion and to feedback on other performances is integrated into the module. In addition, an annotated research bibliography will serve to underpin all practical activity (LO5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
You will develop your research and analytical skills and your ability to argue your case to your fellows cogently, respectfully and effectively. You will learn to take the initiative in project work and to work well in groups and individually, contributing to the team effort at all times. You will learn performance skills. In these ways you will continue to learn the core skills required for securing a job as a performer in various media, and related professions.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment will consider your continual engagement with and progress on the course and the teaching: your developing skills, knowledge and understanding and your ability to work with the rest of the group will be monitored and you will receive regular one-to-one feedback from your teachers during this module and at the end of the Trimester. This continual assessment will contribute to the end of year assessment and will include reports by teachers on the work throughout the year (LOs 1,2,3,4).

Summative assessment for this module will take place at the end of the trimester, assessing your acting, voice and movement work in the performance of textually dema

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Demonstration 102
Independent Learning Fieldwork 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 50 1-4 2-13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 15 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 35 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Beginning with the challenges of Greek messenger speeches, this module will work chronologically through a variety of texts up to present day. You will learn about the cultural contexts of each of the texts and will discover how to develop your performances so that they express your understanding of the specific contextual conditions that determine meaning in text. Within this textual exploration you will explore issues regarding acting and its relationship with emotion, psychology, character and how this then advances your interpretation and performance. Each assignment will require a practical demonstration of your increasing ability to find secure imaginative and emotional connections with the written word, and an ability to bring language to life in an engaging, complex and believable way - however historically placed.

It is expected that your exploration into various texts will serve as a first foray into assessing and retaining possible audition portfolio material, and to that end, you will be expected to have a firm understanding of the kinds of texts that suit your particular playing strengths and range. This module therefore forms an important basis for your work in level 10 (Performance Skills for Professional Practice).

For your final assessed showing you will compile an annotated bibliography of research resources that demonstrates your ability to identify and assess appropriate research resources to underpin and to contextualise your practical work. The module will culminate in a final assessed showing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically apply and integrate a range of physical, vocal and acting skills to develop an imaginative performance that demonstrates ability to interpret heightened/demanding text.
2. Articulate a theoretical approach to preparing, executing and sustaining performance choices in the face of complex language
3. Work confidently with fellow students and on your own to understand, develop and respond to a complex text.
4. Evidence your understanding of the specific demands of complex language and style and to be able to respond appropriately to that language.
5. Demonstrate a developing understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in the work of an actor and to underpin your work with relevant observation and research.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Interpreting Text