Industry in Context 1

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
02 July 2019


Requisites for this module
EA161 and EA162 and EA163 and EA164 and EA165 and EA166 and EA200



Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

The Industry in Context 1 module will enable students to:
- Develop their knowledge of the role of the Theatre Designer
- Develop their skills as a creative thinker
- Understand different research methodologies
- Develop their knowledge of industry based Health and Safety
- Work competently and safely at height
- Have an awareness and understanding of manual handling
- Develop relevant computer literacy
- Use appropriate computer literacy
- Develop their knowledge of concept to realisation with regards to a Theatre - Design

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:
- Develop the students understanding of the theatre and related industries in order to support the development
of their future careers.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the Theatre Designer and their relationship to the production.
- To develop the students understanding of theatre design and its impact on the stage (sightlines, masking and
ground plans)
- To develop the students understanding of technical drawing and its impact on design
- Develop students understanding into different methods and processes that enable them to
- interpret texts and designs effectively;
- Research effectively
- think analytically;
- research possible outcomes;
- communicate ideas, possible solutions, and technical information
- Develop an overall understanding of theatre origins and the industry evolution to present day practices.
- Develop the students research skills and understanding of different research methodologies
- Introduce the students understanding of different aspects of the theatre industry including – event
management, venue hire and contracting, theatre licencing
- Further develop methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management
- Further develop the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
- The understanding of health & safety and the importance of risk assessments

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have an understanding of:
The role of the Theatre Designer and their relationship with other technical departments
The designer's creative process
The designer's technical process
Staging requirements and logistics
research methodologies
The relationship with the creative team
Appropriate theatre terminology

By the end of the module students will have the ability to:
Work to deadlines and schedules
Critically analyse different research methodologies
Show awareness of Health and Safety procedures
Show an understanding of Stage Craft

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Small group practical classes, tutorials, independent study, supervised rehearsals, production projects, a log book to support the learning experience through the module and a Reflective evaluation.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Combination of continuous assessment in class, projects and group Design presentation    60% 
Practical   Industry in context - History project presentation    40% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Alexander Purser, email: a.purser@essex.ac.uk.
Alex Purser and staff



External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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