Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Directing 1

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: CLP11124
Module leader: Donna Soto-Morettini
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to develop theoretical understanding and knowledge as well as practical experience of theatre directing through the production of extended scenes. You will attend master classes in a variety of areas (including rehearsal techniques, staging, communicating with actors) which will provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary challenges and approaches for directors, and you will undertake to direct at least two extended scenes of increasing complexity.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate advanced and specialised skills in stagecraft/stage composition
LO2: Demonstrate significant autonomy, leadership, and the ability to work sensitively with actors and other collaborators
LO3: Articulate original ideas and creative vision with clarity, and see that vision through to execution as closely as possible in a simulated professional environment
LO4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex issues in interpreting texts, and a critical awareness of current issues in the professional sector.

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: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-4: The module will be delivered via 30 hours of master classes and observation with 5 hours of individual tutorials. Each master class will focus on specific issues to provide understanding and knowledge of current practice in the industry, and tutorials will support discussion around the practical challenges of directing complex texts. Individual tutorials will provide both formative feedback and supplementary support for the practical work.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will occur through continuous monitoring in observed rehearsals and tutorials with your mentors, and through peer response in rehearsals.

Summative Assessment:
LOs 1 - 4 will be assessed on a chosen scene presentation, performed in week 7, and a final staged Shakespeare project that is linked to the BA Acting & English Shakespeare Workshop (in week 15), both of which will provide you with a practical exploration and demonstration of your directorial skills in varied contexts.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 35
Independent Learning Guided independent study 365
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1-4 7 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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