Module title: Performance Technique I

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

Module code: CLP09117
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

2019/0, 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 & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Teaching and learning will take place in the form of practical classes of all the students (LOs 1,2,3,4), working in groups, pairs and individually as appropriate. You will engage in practical workshops exploring scenes and approaching them from the dual basis of acting for stage and acting for screen. This interdisciplinary approach allows you to make connections between different approaches and extend your knowledge and understanding. Opportunities to show your own work and see that of the other students and discuss your own and their work critically is a fundamental part of the learning and is fully integrated into the module. Attendance at all classes is vital and students will be expected to contribute to the joint development of the group’s work as well as their individual learning. In addition a prepared, annotated scene will demonstrate your ability to reflect on your own practice and understanding and to articulate a learned vocabulary (LO5). You will be given increasing independence in your approaches and in choosing appropriate scenes.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
You will develop a number of transferable skills, including your ability to discuss critically and analytically, and to articulate arguments orally. You will develop analytical skills and textual analysis. You will learn to work well in groups and on your own.

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. Classes will generally involve performance before the rest of the class, which is assessed in situ and immediately through dialogue (LOs 1,2,3,4). This continual a

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 72
Independent Learning Demonstration 110
Independent Learning Fieldwork 8
Total Study Hours190
Expected Total Study Hours for Module190


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1,2,3,4 2 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 10 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The workshops will focus on practical collaborative exploration, and on learning from both doing and evaluating. Through a series of chosen scenes you will learn to work under direction as part of a team and with fellow students to develop complex, believable scenes that will test your imagination and ability both to make strong choices and to sustain them in performance. You will be exploring the similarities and differences in performance for stage and performance for screen, and will be applying your performance skills and knowledge in both contexts.

Over the course of the class you will be faced with lengthier and more challenging scripted and unscripted exercises, which require rehearsal both in and out of class, demonstrating rehearsal techniques and working fruitfully and responsibly with your fellow actors. You will also be showing your work in class regularly and learning to respond critically and responsibly to what you see. In the last half of the trimester you will be performing in a short scene with your peers, which will require that you demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of stagecraft and an ability to communicate ideas clearly through practical performance vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Integrate vocal and physical skills in complex expression in both live and recorded performance.
2. Articulate a theoretical approach to preparing, executing and sustaining performance choices in both live and recorded media, and to articulate the similarities and differences in working between the two.
3. Understand dramatic conflict and how you can use it to develop and communicate elements of character, emotion, and narrative to an audience.
4. Evidence knowledge of a range of approaches to deepening imaginative and emotional connection to text in performance, and an ability to articulate the approaches to your peers in a chosen scene.
5. Choose, prepare and direct a short scene with confidence - the aim of which is to clarify thought, test and embed knowledge, and enhance confidence in communication.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Performance Technique I