Core Module Information
Module title: Festival Workshop

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

Module code: CLP11166
Module leader: Mark Thomson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Generic - School of Arts and Creative Industries


Description of module content:

This module commences the group projects which lead towards a final Edinburgh Festival Fringe production. You will be cast in a group, and you will work together as a collaborative team. You may also be working with an MFA Director if appropriate. The module will focus on strategies for enhancing creativity, setting the stage for innovative work, effective group communication, sympathetic listening and responding, and enhancing group problem-solving abilities. Along with classes, you will have scheduled rehearsal times with the directors (and possibly writers) and will be focused on creating and honing short sample scripts (15-20 mins each) and performances of a contemporary scene and for a Fringe Festival presentation proposal.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evidence appropriate and effective communication skills in group creative sessions. LO2: Evidence and rationalise a range of advanced strategies for creating complex and engaging performances
LO3: Critically evaluate complex artistic issues and make informed judgements under tight deadline requirements.
LO4: Demonstrate critical understanding of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe context.

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: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Iain Davie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place in the form of practical workshop sessions and intensive classes with all the students working in groups and pairs 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 to discuss the work critically is a fundamental part of the learning and will take increasing importance throughout the module, developing independence and critical thinking (LOs 1- 4). Classes will involve dramaturgical discussion and rehearsal, which is monitored and assessed in situ and feedback is given immediately through dialogue (LOs 1-4) with tutors and peers. Each performance group will have 5 hours of individual mentoring time, which will be focused on individual performances. Attendance at all classes and workshops is vital and you will be expected to contribute significantly to the joint development of the group’s work as well as your own individual learning.

Formative Assessment:
Formative tasks undertaken in weekly workshops will result in immediate feedback provided by tutors and peers. This immediate feedback will allow you to monitor your progress against the learning outcomes of the module and will contribute toward the creation of your final assessed performances in the backer’s auditions.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will be composed of two elements: observation of class contribution and progress, which will be based on rehearsal and group planning session participation (50%), and assessed final performances and presentation in the Festival Fringe proposal, during which your group will make joint presentations on the proposed projects, including a marketing analysis of how the proposed pieces will fit into the Fringe Festival and be marketed. (LOs 1-4) (50%). Both of these components will include an element of 10% peer marking due to the nature of the group projects. 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 Practical classes and workshops 45
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 155
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= 45.00
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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