Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Acting: Screen

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

Module code: CLP09136
Module leader: Ian Dunn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

This module will provide practical workshop sessions for exploring the application of theory to acting in recorded media. In collaborative settings, working with increasingly challenging material, you will explore the different demands of screen acting and your relationship with, and awareness of the camera. You will consider the relationship between acting and psychology, acting and emotion, acting and character, acting and cognitive processes, and the many ways in which traditional theories of acting have responded to the question of how actors prepare and perform. Techniques for inspiring imagination and play will continue to be at the heart of the work, and you will be enhancing your ability to create acting that is engaging, believable and sustainable for screen.
You will be choosing scenes to perform with a scene partner that will reflect the growing complexity in your work and evidence the input of the practitioner study and feedback on your work up to that time of the trimester. From weeks 9 – 12 your work will culminate in rehearsals and location shooting of your chosen scene, where you will act as both performer and crew on the shoot.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Demonstrate a practical ability to apply theoretical approaches to preparing, executing and sustaining performance choices in recorded media.
2. Apply a range of approaches to deepening imaginative and emotional connection to text in performance for live media.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the technical skills required for both performing and recording performance.
4. Undertake a critical analysis of various approaches to screen performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Ian Dunn
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 50 1-3 9 HOURS= 48.00
Practical Skills Assessment 40 1-3 12 HOURS= 01.00
Essay 10 4 14/15 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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Advanced Acting: Screen