Core Module Information
Module title: Festival Preview

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

Module code: CLP11167
Module leader: Iain Davie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Generic - School of Arts and Creative Industries

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

Description of module content:

This module develops the productions selected in the previous trimester by the festival panel (on the basis of quality and overall equality of student participation) to a public preview showing. Working in small theatre companies, you will rehearse a full festival production and perform this in a public setting. You will also work as a group to create a business and marketing plan for the production.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Apply creative and intelligent character interpretation in an industry-standard production.
LO2. Critically evaluate your skills and experience in the context of a competitive industry.
LO3. Demonstrate significant responsibility in developing professional standards and conduct.
LO4. Critically evaluate business approaches in launching small scale theatre projects and enterprises in the creative industries sector.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The term will begin with intensive study of business and marketing skills required in small scale theatre companies, which will include 2 mentoring sessions for each group alongside classes. (LO4) Companies will rehearse and prepare a preview showing of their proposed Fringe festival production (LO1-3). Additionally, each group will have 15 hours of mentor observation time throughout the module working with agreed mentors observing and giving feedback as arranged. Companies may work with an MFA Directing student and/or may work with an MFA Playwriting student under interdisciplinary supervision. Along with the preview showing, each company will produce an enhanced project business plan which demonstrates a breadth of analysis, with careful and detailed financial projections, a full and final marketing plan that reflects the company mission statement and a future projection plan for sustaining the company for at least two years beyond the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (LO4) The module will provide a first public showing as preparation for Edinburgh Fringe Festival presentations during August. Because the nature of these classes is strongly group based, attendance at all classes, workshops and rehearsals is vital.

Formative Assessment:
Feedback given immediately by both directors and mentors in weekly workshops allows you to understand your own progress and to adjust your learning goals and objectives as rehearsals progress. Based on this preview, critical feedback will also allow student groups to review and refine the production for the final festival presentation module.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark will be composed of two elements: Assessed final performances (80%) (LO1,2,3) and group company business plan (20%) (LO4). Both elements will include both tutor (80%) and peer marking (20%). 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 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 80 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Project - Written 20 4 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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