Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Stage Performance

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

Module code: CLP10131
Module leader: Ian Dunn
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 a simulated professional environment to produce a sustained stage performance. The type and length of the material chosen may range from contemporary to period, and may involve any number of cast members, depending upon the group's and the projects' needs. The rehearsals and classes will approach professional conditions with condensed rehearsal periods, 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 rehearsal and direction. You will complete an annotated bibliography of research which is specific to your part(s) in the production. You will also complete a fully realised stage performance(s) over a number of performances. 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 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 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.
LO4: Demonstrate professional standards and conduct, working in realistic timescales in near-professional circumstances.
LO5: Respond positively to new processes, and critically examine intellectual and emotional areas in relation to chosen material.

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 practical classes and dedicated rehearsals, with individual and group work to support the main projects as appropriate (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). 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 the project as well as your individual learning (LOs 1,2,3,5). Following on from initial workshops, you will move into a more intensive rehearsal period in preparation for public presentation in a simulated professional theatrical environment (LOs 1,2,3,4,5).

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/ director during this module (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). You will also submit an Annotated Bibliography of at least 5 sources. These will contribute to your research for your character(s) and critical understanding of the assigned production.You will be given feedback on your research to help develop your critical understanding for your final assessed stage performance.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment for this module will be based on the quality of your work in a final staged performance(s) (60%) which will consist of an extended performance(s) in a public production (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). You will be marked on character development, voice and movement quality, interpretation and preparation, emotional engagement, character through-line, 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 the 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 8 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Discussion/Participation 10 4 9 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1,2,3,4,5 8 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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