Core Module Information
Module title: Script Analysis For Actors

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11163
Module leader: Donna Soto-Morettini
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Generic - School of Arts and Creative Industries


Description of module content:

Working in groups within your year, you will conduct appropriate contextual research and carry out literary analysis of form, style, structure, language and thematic ideas on a number of plays. Each play will be examined in terms of the very specific challenges it poses for actors in practical production. Then plays chosen will vary dependent on the cohort of students. You will work on two individual projects, the first focusing on the relationships between language, character and narrative and the second identification of challenges and character analysis.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate a range of theories and concepts of dramatic writing.
LO2: Effectively communicate complex ideas from a critical perspective.
LO3: Identify and critique creative problems in play structure, content or story
LO4: Demonstrate critical understanding of dramatic story-telling, including character, dialogue, plot, theme and visual/aural elements.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Iain Davie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching will take the form of weekly seminars in which plays are discussed and analysed in small interactive groups. The focus of each seminar will be on the practical challenges posed by the plays and will involve group analysis as well as individual presentations. (LOs 1-4). You will present the result of independent study and creative activity to the group for feedback, as well as engage with written work (LOs 1-4).

Formative Assessment:
Feedback given immediately by both tutor and peers in weekly seminars allow you to understand your own progress and to adjust your learning goals and objectives as the module progresses.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark is composed of two elements: Observation of class contribution and presentations (50%) (LO1,2,3,4); Assessed final 2000-word written analytical work (50%) (LO1,3,4). All assessments are assessed against explicit assessment criteria rubric.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 36.00
Project - Written 50 1-4 16 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP11163 Script Analysis for Actors