Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Playwriting 2

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

Module code: CLP11127
Module leader: Ian Dunn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

You will have 25 hours of individual tutorial time, which may be blended, face to face tutorials, or may be an agreed number of supervision hours in a working context. The trimester will culminate in your work featuring in a public preview showing, which will ideally be the preview for a run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Additionally, you will write an analytical and reflective piece on your practical experience, outlining your own and others’ critical response to the preview, and your plans for adjusting/amending/rewriting things in preparation for a public festival run.

Learning Outcomes for module:

By the end of this module students should be able to
LO1: Respond in a professional manner to agreed-upon required script changes for practical work
LO2: Demonstrate ability to deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in both collaborative settings and in written work
LO3: Demonstrate original ideas and advanced knowledge of story and structure in the creation of a dramatic piece.
LO4: Take creative decisions independently and work to strict deadlines in a timely manner
LO5: Demonstrate a high level of analytical and self-evaluative capability

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: Ian Dunn
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 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, working collaboratively, working with a high-level of autonomy, 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 will be based on the final, Festival Project and accompanying analytical essay.

Summative Assessment:

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 80 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 20 5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

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