Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Skills for Professional Practice

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

Module code: CLP10114
Module leader: Ian Dunn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This module is designed to prepare you for the industry you are about to enter. It will focus on the very specific business and presentational skills you will need to advance your career and to make and find work for yourself.
You will be showing excerpts from your professional portfolio at set assessment points in the term and you will be expected to carry out directed and self-directed research into specific areas of the industry that represent particular target markets for you and your skills/abilities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1. Critically understand the industry and your potential contribution to that industry
LO2. Evidence a high level of skills and strategies that can help you sustain a professional career in theatre, television and other related industries.
LO3. Evidence a critical knowledge of, and synthesize a range of approaches to deepening imaginative and emotional connection to text in performance
LO4. Critically self-assess your skills and approaches to work and set achievable career plans and targets for independent, continual enhancement of performance skills and knowledge.

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: Ian Dunn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place in the form of practical workshops of all the students (LOs 1,2,3,4), working in groups, pairs and individually as appropriate. 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 (LO 4). 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. Specific industry input will be integrated into the delivery of the module and you will be expected to engage on a professional level with industry experts (LO 1, 2).
The focus of this module is on employability and developing transferable skills, including the ability to discuss critically and analytically, and to articulate arguments orally. Its very focus is industry level knowledge and skills development, preparing you not just for a professional career as an actor, but also developing your critical and communication skills. You will work well in groups and on your own to approach creative problem-solving, and to lead the group with confidence in a limited range of areas.

Formative Assessment:
The intense, workshop nature of this module means that one-to-one feedback forms a significant part of your learning experience in each class. Discussions and immediate response to practical performance work are at the heart of your artistic exploration of the material throughout this module. Formative assessment will be given on a day to day basis through the form of oral feedback. (LOs 1,2,3,4).

Summative Assessment:
Continual assessment will contribute to the end of year assessment along with reports by teachers on the work of the year. Summative assessment will be based on your assembled professional portfolio (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4). The final assessment will rest on your research outline and market analysis (LO 1).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 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 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 60 1-4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP10114 Performance Skills for Professional Practice