Contextual Studies I
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
31 March 2021
Requisites for this module
BA W494 Acting and Physical Theatre
Introduction to learning resources.
Introduction to personal record of analysis and reflection.
The structures and conventions of essay writing.
Introduction to the context of physical performance.
Reading and analysing texts for physical theatre performance.
Introduction to the contextualisation of practical work currently being explored.
Critical examination and discussion of current practical work.
Observation and analysis of documented performance.
The module aims to provide students with:
- a practice led understanding of the context of physical performance
- opportunities to observe and analyse physical theatre performances
- opportunities to contextualise their practical work
- written and oral skills necessary for the objective presentation of relevant information
On completion of this module the student should be able to:
- demonstrate objective analysis of what they see
- 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.
1. Introduction to learning resources
2. Introduction to Personal Record of Analysis and Reflection
3. The structures and conventions of essay writing
4. Introduction to the context of physical performance
5. Reading and analysing texts for physical theatre performance
6. Introduction to the contextualisation of practical work currently being explored
7. Critical examination and discussion of current practical work
8. Observation and analysis of documented performance
Learning takes place in seminars, workshops, presentations and performances
Formative feedback and tutor comments on essay and presentation evaluation reports.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Additional coursework information
Written Assignment 0.40
Personal Record 0.30
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Zois Pigadas, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contextual Studies tutors
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No external examiner information available for this module.
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