Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Workshop II

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

Module code: CLP10117
Module leader: Iain Davie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Advanced Acting
Or equivalent SCQF Level 9 modules in Acting

Description of module content:

This module allows you to extend your experience and development of acting at a higher level, providing you with experience in a simulated professional environment. You will be required to develop, play and sustain a character and narrative in intensive rehearsal and performance process.
Your work in this trimester will consist of rehearsing for one project with associated voice, acting and movement work to support it depending on your own, the group’s and the projects’ needs.
The rehearsals and classes will approach professional conditions with shorter timescales and working towards a finished and professional standard performance. The project will be technically, intellectually and emotionally more challenging than those in earlier years. Your understanding and knowledge of the work will be extended by your increased experience, and your technical, acting vocal and movement skills will be further developed by practice and teaching.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Create and sustain a sophisticated performance in a project for public performance, drawing on a range of analytical and practical sources.
LO2: Successfully develop a performance in a simulated professional environment, working successfully with qualified professional practitioners.
LO3: Demonstrate significantly enhanced acting, vocal, movement and technical skills in responding to a director’s interpretation of a text.
LO4: Work in realistic timescales to create a public performance in simulated professional circumstances.
LO5: Demonstrate a sophisticated and inclusive research methodology appropriate to practice-based work.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
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 for all the students, rehearsing in groups or individually if appropriate (LOs 1-5). Rehearsal observation and the opportunity to discuss your work critically as it develops is a fundamental part of the learning.
Attendance at all rehearsals is compulsory (unless otherwise advised) and you will be expected to contribute to the joint development of the workshop process as well as your individual learning. In addition peer assessment will underpin professional performance practice in the production (LOs 2, 4).

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. You will be given individual and group feedback as appropriate on techniques to progress your performance for a public showing. You will also be expected to research your Annotated Bibliography into specific areas of your character(s) to help develop your performance (LOs 1,4,5).You can cite a number of relevant sources (5 to 10) that will allow further insight and development of your characters psychological state and/or given circumstances. You will be given written feedback for this element of formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Class participation is an assessed component in this module. Participation is assessed by the tutor who works in a small group cohort weekly and knows all the students in the tutorial group well. Your participation in workshops is assessed in terms of how you progress within the specified learning outcomes, which are transparent from the first day (LOs 1-5). Your developing skills, knowledge and understanding and your ability to work with the rest of the group will be monitored Rehearsals will always involve performance before the rest of the class, which is assessed in situ and immediately through dialogue. This continual assessment will contribute to the end of year assessment.
Summative assessment will be based on your actual performance in closed-audience performances for which you will prepare for the last class session (Los 1 – 5). In addition your Peer Assessment will form the third element of your assessment (LOs 2,4). Your peers will give a mark for your group contribution and overall professionalism during the rehearsal period and final performances.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 96
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 60
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 44
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 20 1-4 1 HOURS= 96, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 10 2,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 500
Practical Skills Assessment 70 1-5 8 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Performance Workshop II