Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Directing 2

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: CLP11126
Module leader: Donna Soto-Morettini
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: English & Acting


Description of module content:

You will have 25 hours of individual tutorial time, which you may elect to use either as face-to-face tutorial or as supervision in a working context. The trimester will begin with your choice of either a mini-placement or a case-study (which you will arrange in agreement with your supervisor). The placement/case study can be with any theatre or Theatre Company and should allow you the opportunity to observe. You will write either a placement report or the case study. The module will culminate in a preview public showing of your work, which is suitable for a run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the final part of the trimester, you will write a brief analytical and reflective piece on your practical experience of the preview production, outlining your own and others’ critical response to the preview and your plans for adjusting/amending things in preparation for a public festival run. In addition, your essay will set out a series of goals in preparation for taking the show to the festival and beyond.

Learning Outcomes for module:

By the end of this module student should be able to
LO1: Create effective and efficient professional-level production schedules
LO2: Demonstrate confidence, leadership and the ability to inspire a theatre company
LO3: Articulate original ideas and a creative vision, and see that vision through to execution in a semi-professional environment
LO4: Deal with complex issues and make informed judgments in time-sensitive situations.
LO5: Articulate a high level of self-critical evaluative capability
LO6: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of small-scale theatre production.

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:
Practical learning will take place in rehearsal environments. Along with rehearsal observation, you will also have an agreed number of hours of individual tutorial time (LOs 1 -4). Final project will rehearse in both independent and observed sessions, and will be monitored through direct contact throughout with both your individual mentor and the overall staff project mentors from the BA courses (LOs 1-4). You may choose to utilise some of your tutorial hours as supervision for your final analytical paper (LO5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The design of this programme is such that all practical modules simulate professional conditions and all theoretical modules inculcate skills that are valued by employers across a range of industries. Specifically both practical and theoretical modules promote advanced skills in: communication, creative-problem solving, leading a team, setting budgets and schedules, conducting market research, and excellent time-management.

Research / teaching linkages
The module will be supported by tutors who are active in the industry and whose professional work and networks will ensure that student practice is up to date and industry-relevant.

Supporting equality and diversity
In the design of this programme, and in its delivery, we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against. The nature of creating and producing new performance work is such that we feel staff and students will have the opportunity actively to promote multicultural points of view. Small intake across this course ensures that we will be able to respond to students individually, and to employ a variety of teaching and assessment methods to support a student’s learning experience. We will value the diverse experience that students from a wide variety of backgrounds bring to the work and the structure of this programme is such that it gives voice to that variety of experience.

Given the context of our delivery in Edinburgh, and the student residency for at least one if not two of the summer festivals, we are certain that students will be made aware of the international potential for their work, as well as the presence of international practice that can inspire the same in students’ work. Additionally, we hope to target a number of universities internationally in the hope of building a globally diverse cohort each year.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback/assessment will occur through continuous monitoring in observed rehearsals and tutorials and through peer response in rehearsals.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be based on the case study/placement report and final, Festival Project and accompanying analytical essay.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 25
Independent Learning Guided independent study 575
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1-6 13 HOURS= 01.10, WORDS= 0
Essay 20 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Report 20 5-6 8 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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