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EN4430 Making Performance

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:10.00 am - 12.00 noon Fri

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen a broad range of radical approaches to the task of making performance. This module will explore a range of these approaches, which may include physical theatre, theatres of cruelty, puppetry and mask, psychophysical performance and situationism. Through practical workshops, students will explore the intersections of theory and practice, developing their skills as both researchers and makers of performance. (Group E) Note: As this is not an acting course, students will not be graded on their performing abilities, but on their understanding of performance techniques.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group E Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2-hour practical classes, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 30%
  • Coursework: 70%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:New Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Haddow
Module teaching staff:Dr S Haddow