Performance Projects

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 26 March 2021
12 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W412 Acting and Stage Combat

Module description

The objective of the module is to give you the chance to utilise all your previous training: acting, movement, voice, fighting, costume work and contextual studies, in performances. The work is practice-based and the majority of sessions will be in rehearsals. As in the Foundation degree, assessment will be based on the processes of performance preparation in class, rehearsal and research but in this final year module considerable emphasis is placed also on the quality of the performances themselves.

There will be two performance projects aimed at introducing you to a further level of professional standards. In each production, you will work with a director, on a chosen text, to bring the world of the play to life. The play chosen will have scope for you to call upon a variety of your skills in creating truthful characters in set, given circumstances. The unit will call upon the acting, research, and physical skills that have been developed over the three years. The unit may provide opportunities for students to experiment with techniques in preparation for their Graduation Projects.

Module aims

To provide students with opportunities to:
- Widen their experience of performing to an audience
- Incorporate stage combat into specific productions
- Apply learning to a range of performance forms and styles

Module learning outcomes

You will be able to:
- Communicate confidently and respond to a theatre audience
- Perform a range of given texts with confidence
- Sustain character and style within the demands of a technical production
- Communicate character and story-line during a choreographed fight sequence
- Use their physical skills in a dramatic performance
- Work effectively as one part of a production team
- Take instructions from directors and use them to improve performances
- Self-evaluate performance strengths and weaknesses

Module information

Assessment Methods
Continual assessment during classes, rehearsal and in the final performance.
Units are weighted as follows:
- First Performance Project (Weighted 50%)
- Second Performance Project (Weighted 50%)

Learning and teaching methods

Practical sessions, supervised and unsupervised rehearsals, independent research.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   First Performance Project    50% 
Practical   Second Performance Project    50% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Nick Hall, email: halln@essex.ac.uk.
Nick Hall, Chris Main, Visiting Directors
For further information please email halln



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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