Core Module Information
Module title: Stage and Screen Performance 2

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

Module code: CLP09134
Module leader: Ian Dunn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This module is an extension from your knowledge and experience gained in Stage and Screen 1. You will be dealing with more complex material and looking at greater depth in your acting work. The workshops will continue to focus on practical collaborative exploration, and on learning from both doing and evaluating, but in terms of length and difficulty, the work will grow increasingly more complex/ challenging. Specific acting theorists, such as Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Meisner and others will be considered in practical application. Through a series of chosen scenes for both stage and screen you will learn to work under direction 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. You will be looking at more advanced techniques and concepts and you will be performing a longer sustained text for assessment. You will complete a prepared character portfolio. This along with your final performances will require you demonstrate an advanced knowledge of both stagecraft, screen performance, and further testing your ability to communicate ideas clearly and cogently through practical performance vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: integrate vocal and physical skills in complex expression in both live and recorded performance.
LO2: confidently 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.
LO3: critically demonstrate understanding by dramatic conflict and how you can use it to develop and communicate elements of character, emotion, and narrative to an audience, as well as to your fellow actors.
LO4: evidence critical knowledge of a range of approaches to deepening imaginative and emotional connection to text in performance.
LO5: Clarify thought, test and embed knowledge developed from advanced research and analytical thinking.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Iain Davie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place in the form of practical classes, working in groups, pairs and individually as appropriate (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). You will engage in practical workshops exploring more challenging short and extended scenes for 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 you will be expected to contribute to the joint development of the group’s work as well as your own individual learning. In addition the development of your character portfolio will demonstrate advance analytical skills and research techniques to enhance your practical performance (LOs 2,5). You will be given increasing independence in your approaches to text and will work with increasingly challenging material throughout the module in a more complex and professional environment.

Formative Assessment:
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. 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).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be based on your performance in a workshop performance and filmed scene (50%). This will comprise of a sustained stage performance in an act(s) of a play or extended scene and a film scene of 3-5 min (LO.s 1,2,3,4). You will be assessed on: character development; voice and movement quality; interpretation and preparation; emotional engagement; character through-line, assessed against an assessment rubric for both stage and screen elements. You will be also assessed on the acuity of your character portfolio (10%) which will contain research, reflective notes, objective and summative analysis (LO 5). Continual assessment (40%) will rest on reports by teachers on your work throughout the module and your engagement, participation and professionalism (LOs 1,2,3,4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 72
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 10 5 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1200
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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