Contextual Studies I

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
02 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International),
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

Actors spend their entire careers speaking other people's words and trying to imagine how other people think. Contextual Studies is intended to help students to observe, to make rational sense of their observations and to put their own ideas into their own words as part of seminar discussion and in writing.

Module aims

To encourage students to:
- Develop an understanding of theatre history and of how theatre reflects its times
- Understand texts of ensemble theatre and theatre in the community
- Express themselves objectively in oral and written form
- See, read and discuss plays
- Formulate their own objective and personal theatre criticism

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:
- prepare a creative scene presentation to an original story or assignment brief
- work as part of an ensemble/ team-work
- present a structured argument and express ideas in class and in writing
- demonstrate critical evaluation orally and in written form
- use appropriate research effectively to prepare written and practical assignments

Module information

* All students must comply with the East 15 Professional Code of Conduct

Learning and teaching methods

- Students are expected to use independent study for research, class preparation and for producing/preparing assignments - Learning also takes place in seminars, workshops, presentations and performances - Formative feedback and tutor comments on essay and presentation evaluation report


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Written Assignment    30% 
Coursework   TEST : RED BOOK PART 1    0% 
Coursework   RED BOOK PART 1    40% 
Practical   Scene Presentation    30% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Zois Pigadas, email: zpigadas@essex.ac.uk.
Zois PIgadas and staff
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Ms Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Freelance Theatre Maker
Mr Anthony Richard Clark
Prof Robert Gordon
Goldsmiths University
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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