Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Skills

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

Module code: CLP11159
Module leader: David Wotton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This 40-credit, 2-trimester module is designed to deepen your knowledge of a variety of techniques that can help you find freedom, fluidity and ease of expression physically, vocally, and imaginatively. The module is designed to enhance and support the practical work you will be doing elsewhere within the course, and as material increases in complexity over the year, the technical work in this module will respond to that complexity. Your progress will be the subject of significant and continual communication with the course tutors and this module will require that you demonstrate initiative in research, presentation and leadership. You will focus on physical and vocal expression (both sung and spoken), and will explore selected theories of voice, movement, or singing theorists/practitioners (which might include, amongst others, Linklater, Berry, Rodenburg, Alexander, Houseman, Estill, Carey).

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Critically explore and engage with a variety of specific approaches to finding physical, vocal (both speech and singing), and imaginative freedom, and fluidity of expression.
2. Critically reflect on and communicate complex ideas with peers and practitioners from other disciplines to create cohesive collaborative work
3. Draw on a range of critical and analytical resources to create and sustain engaging performances
4. Synthesise and analyse critical feedback to underpin your continued technical progress in performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: M/SIDE CHURC
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The focus of this module is to provide supported exploration of a variety of technical approaches to voice and movement for performance. Several practitioners and theories will be explored both through research and through practical work. Teaching and learning will take place in the form of practical workshop sessions with all the students working in groups, pairs and individually as appropriate under the supervision of tutors and independently. Opportunities to show your own work and see that of the other students and to lead and discuss your own and their work critically are a fundamental part of the learning and take increasing importance throughout the module, developing students’ independence and critical thinking (LOs 1-4). Attendance at all classes is vital and students will be expected to contribute significantly to the joint development of the group’s work as well as their individual learning.
Classes will generally involve performing a variety of text and movement-based pieces before the rest of the class, and at assigned points will involve leading the class. These assignments will be observed, monitored and assessed in situ and feedback is given immediately through dialogue (LOs 1&2) Continual exploration and formative assessment will contribute to the end of term assessments, which will be both spoken and movement-based (LOs 1–4).

Formative Assessment:
Formative tasks undertaken in weekly workshops will result in immediate feedback provided by tutors and peers, and will allow you to adjust your progress in relation to the learning outcomes. The continual assessment will contribute to the final summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark will be made up of two components:
Component 1: Observation of class contribution and progress, which will include leading class warmups based in particular theory (30%), and Assessed final performance (20%)
Component 2: Observation of class contribution and progress, which will include leading class warmups based in particular theory (20%), and Assessed final performance (30%)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 176
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 224
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 30 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 88.00
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Discussion/Participation 20 1-4 30 HOURS= 88.00
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1-4 31 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Performance Skills