Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Screen Performance

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

Module code: CLP10130
Module leader: Iain Davie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

Your work in this trimester will consist of working in simulated professional environments
to produce sustained screen performances. This will be the culmination of your screen
acting experience where you will tackle complex material in a near professional
environment. The type and length of the material chosen will vary, and may involve any
number of cast members, depending upon the group’s and the projects’ needs. The
project will be technically, intellectually and emotionally more challenging than those in
earlier years. The nature of the role(s) you play will be dependent on the chosen scripts,
however 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. You will also learn about working in a
professional screen context and understand the integration of different roles and
responsibilities in the production of a short film/ extended scene in front and behind the
lens. You will complete a number of short scenes/ films which you may be able to use as a part of your future show reel. You will have the chance to network and collaborate with your peers and other students as well as be directed by an external practitioner and/ or staff member in an extended scene. You will also critically reflect on and evaluate your peers’ contribution and professionalism throughout the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Create and sustain a skilfully judged screen performance, drawing on a range of critical, analytical and practical sources.
LO2: Successfully develop a performance in a simulated professional recording environment, working collaboratively with qualified professional practitioners.
LO3: Evidence creative, intelligent and skilful engagement through the medium of performance in responding to a director's interpretation of a text as well as the varying demands of studio or location settings.
LO4: Demonstrate professional standards and conduct, working in realistic timescales in near-professional circumstances.
LO5: Respond positively to new processes, and to critically examine intellectual and emotional areas in relation to chosen material.

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place in practical classes (Los 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Working as
a individual and in group work to support projects as appropriate. Attendance at all
classes is vital. You will be expected to collaborate successfully with your fellow
students and external collaborators, contributing to the joint development of the
group’s work on projects as well as your individual learning. Moving from the classes
you will work on extended scenes/ short films in near professional conditions with
shorter timescales and working towards a finished and professional standard recording.
(LOs 1,2,3,4,5) Classes will consist of rehearsals in smaller tutorials (LOs 1,2,3,4,5) as
well as seminars looking at screen acting technique and production (LOs 4,5). You will
also be expected to audition for and network with external collaborators. (LOs 4,5)

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/ directors during rehearsals and in
class seminars throughout this module (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). You will also be asked to direct
and produce a short extended scene for your peers where you will receive feedback as
a film maker (LO 4).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment for this module will be based on the quality of your work in
final screened performances (60%), which will consist of a extended scene (3-5 min in
length), an external project in collaboration with other programmes or companies and a
2 min scene produced/ directed by your peers (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). The best 2 marks will be
used to calculate your final mark for performance. Staff will be looking for: character
development, voice and movement quality, interpretation and preparation, emotional
engagement, character through-line and technical proficiency, assessed against an
assessment rubric (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). Peer assessment (10%) will be used to assess the working relationships you create with your peers throughout the implementation of your student lead production and collaboration throughout the module.
You must, in writing, critically reflect on your role and contribution and that of your peers when assigning marks. (LO 4). Your continual assessment (30%) will be based on your engagement and professional conduct within the module (LOs 1,2,3,4,5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 96
Independent Learning Guided independent study 104
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 30 1 2 3 4 5 12 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Discussion/Participation 10 4 13 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1 2 3 4 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader