Theatre, Film and other Media

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
09 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

In this module students apply advanced devising and improvising techniques to explore and experiment with a range of increasingly complex performance forms, demands and styles. Students work with a range of practitioners, both from within the School and with a visiting director, to encourage them to put their performance skills into practice under a variety of different styles and approaches.

Students are assessed on their contribution and participation during the rehearsal process and performance. Assessment focus less on processes and preparation and more on students' creative achievement and professionalism in performance.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to encourage students to:

  • Write, devise and perform a range of original work

  • Develop the ability to communicate with a range of audiences

  • Experiment with a range of performance styles and forms

  • Work creatively in a range of demands and opportunities

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this modules, students will understand:

1. Textual comprehension (understanding and interpreting language, plot and characters).
2. Skills integration (ability to utilise all disciplines within the context of the play/project)
3. Commitment (energy, positive attitude) in the use of a variety of theatrical styles
4. Ensemble acting (generous participation in and contribution to all stages of work and an awareness of the relationship between them)
5. Flexibility and sensitivity to change
6. Objective self-assessment (as an actor and within the project; strengths/weaknesses) in relation to advanced performance techniques
7. Creativity (inventive responses and sustained creativity, using a range of experiences)
8. Achievement of the aims of the projects
9. Professional potential (creative realisation, discipline, extending range, application, focus, presence and personal confidence)

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with tutors in small group practical classes. Learning also takes place in presentations, workshops and supervised and unsupervised rehearsals, studio-based and large-scale performances and independent study and research. Oral formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Continuous assessment     

Additional coursework information

Continuous assessment through observation of contribution to rehearsal and performance. Rehearsal and performance are assessed holistically. Students receive a written report of formative assessment and tutor comments at the end of the module.

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.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Uri Roodner, email: uroodn@essex.ac.uk.
Uri Roodner and visiting Directors
For further information please email Uroodn@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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