Technical Theatre Skills
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
08 April 2021
Requisites for this module
BA W496 Acting and Community Engagement
The emphasis in this second year Acting and Community Theatre module is on developing understanding of design concepts, developing technical application of design to costume, prop and small set construction, and developing technical skill in video documentary production.
Students will be encouraged to make use of found materials and low-budget solutions suitable for small-scale touring and work in community settings.
Students will gain an understanding of the technical, health and safety issues of performance in a range of scales and settings.
To develop awareness of:
1. design as an essential element of the production process
2. practical skills involved in technical theatre
3. executing design and construction tasks for performance environments
4. video documentary processes and techniques
Students will be able to demonstrate ability to:
1. Understand the potential of a performance space
2. Research and make integrated design decisions
3. Use simple design elements to transform performers and spaces
4. Execute design and construction of costumes, head-dress and props
5. Effectively use video and audio recording and editing equipment
6. Apply documentary skill to video production
7. Work effectively as members of a production team
8. Carry out established risk assessment procedures
9. Apply problem-solving skills to technical, safeguarding and health and safety issues
No additional information available.
Technical workshop classes, lectures and seminars, production meetings, practical classes, independent study.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Additional coursework information
The final module mark will be the unweighted average of the three individual project marks:
1. Video Documentary
2. Costume Project
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
Ms Ainslie Masterton, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ainslie Masterton, Technical Theatre Tutors, Media Tutors
For further information email amast
Dr Katie Beswick
University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer in Drama
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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