Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Acting for Stage & Screen

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

Module code: CLP11169
Module leader: Ian Dunn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

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

Description of module content:

The module will combine intensive practice and engagement with screen acting technique with an extended exploration of stage acting. You will explore approaches to screen acting by working on a variety of increasingly demanding scenes, and building on the first year, the stage acting work enables you to concentrate on an extended role from an edited canonical work, and may be cross-cast with MFA Musical Theatre students. This module will be divided between block intensive rehearsals in the first four weeks, followed by weekly screen acting workshops for the remainder of the trimester. This diverse approach allows you to engage with the craft of acting in different environments and extends your understanding and practice of the theoretical elements of creating and communicating characters.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Critically explore a range of critical and analytical resources to create and sustain stage and performances.
LO2. Engage creatively and critically with a director’s interpretation of a text as well as the varying demands of studio or location settings.
LO3. Demonstrate significant responsibility in developing professional standards and conduct.
LO4. Demonstrate initiative in contributing to creative developments with peers and professional practitioners.
LO5. Critically apply a range of skills (including pre and post-production) in creating short film productions

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: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will begin with a four week block of intensive afternoon stage rehearsals working with peers and a director that will focus on a canonical text of the late 19th or 20th century (LOs 2-5), leading to a workshop production.
The latter part of the module will combine informal lectures and theoretical discussion in situ with camera workshops that will introduce you to increasingly challenging scenes in developing acting for camera skills and understanding. (LO 1,5) You will also engage with a range of film making skills, including: camera, editing, lighting, sound, to enhance your understanding of the professional context of film production. (LO 5)

Formative Assessment:
Feedback given immediately by both directors and peers in practical workshops allow you to understand your own progress and to adjust your learning goals and objectives as classes progress. You will be asked to create a character portfolio to underpin the creative choices made in the 19th/20th century scenes, which will be discussed but not assessed.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark will be composed of two elements:
Workshop performance of stage acting piece (50%), combined assessed performances of acting for camera (50%). 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 106
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 294
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 2-5 6 HOURS= 01.00
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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