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EN4430   Making Performance

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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 intersections of theory and practice, developing their skills as researchers and makers of performance. Students will be introduced to a diverse range of performance practices developed by British and European theatre makers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Through tutor-led workshops, they will explore the relationships between theory and practice, and interrogate ways in which innovative approaches to performance-making have shaped contemporary dramatic output. Students will develop their research skills through set-reading and independent study, as well as working together to produce practical performance pieces using techniques encountered on the course. (As this is not an acting course, at no time during workshops or in the Group Practical Project will students be assessed based on the quality of their acting.)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour practical classes, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 30%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: New Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr J S F Haddow
Module teaching staff: Dr Sam Haddow (JSFH)