Core Module Information
Module title: Festival Workshop

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

Module code: CLP11130
Module leader: Mark Thomson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This module will begin with a chosen scene presentation. The scene is expected to stretch your imagination particularly in terms of style and you will be choosing the scene with the approval of your supervisor. Throughout the module there will be series of intensive classes which will focus on the development of new material and creative responses to extant work. These classes will involve strategies for enhancing creativity, effective group communication, setting the stage for innovative work, sympathetic listening and responding, and enhancing group problem-solving abilities. Along with these classes, directors will have scheduled rehearsal times with actors and will be focused on honing short sample scripts (10-15 mins each) and performance for Edinburgh Festival ‘backer’s auditions’ at the end of trimester. You will have 5 hours of individual mentoring time. Additionally, you will present a written paper on the proposed future of the scenes shown at the auditions. This will take the form of directorial concepts (with design and production ideas).

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Communicate with confidence and clarity, in group creative sessions.
LO2: Employ a range of advanced strategies for encouraging innovative contributions in group creative sessions
LO3: Demonstrate clear artistic vision and an original point of view in creative, collaborative discussions
LO4: Deal with complex artistic issues and make informed judgements under tight deadline requirements
LO5: Employ a range of skills to a professional level in the service of creating polished scripts/performances
LO6: Articulate an understanding of the Edinburgh Fringe context and demonstrate a range of effective marketing strategies.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 30
Independent Learning Practical classes and workshops 370
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 10 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 3-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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