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East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Sunday 25 April 2021
Friday 02 July 2021
26 June 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

The work of this module is extremely challenging. Students will learn to cope with heightened text in unconventional performance spaces and the technical demands of non-purpose built theatrical environments.

Students will explore and experiment with the creative opportunities and demands of a range of potential performance venues. Students will work with practitioners from within the School and with a visiting director, and will be encouraged 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 of projects. The focus is less on processes and preparation and more on students' creative achievement in performance.

Module aims

To encourage students to:
- Develop the ability to communicate with a range of audiences
- Apply advanced interpretation techniques to create performance
- Experiment with a range of performance styles and forms
- Work creatively in a range of demands and opportunities.

Module learning outcomes

- Textual comprehension (understanding and interpreting language, plot and characters)
- Skills integration (ability to utilise all disciplines within the context of the play/project)
- Ensemble acting (generous participation in and contribution to all stages of work and an awareness of the relationship between them)
- Flexibility and sensitivity to change (strengths/weaknesses) in relation to advanced performance techniques
- Achievement of the aims of the projects.
- 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 in small group practical classes - Learning also takes place in presentations, workshops and supervised and unsupervised rehearsals, studio-based and large-scale performances - 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.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Continuous Assessment     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Uri Roodner, email: uroodn@essex.ac.uk.
East 15 Teaching Staff



External examiner

Ms Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Freelance Theatre Maker
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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