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
2023/4, 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:

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