East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
04 October 2018
Requisites for this module
BA W495 World Performance
This module focuses on and assists students' preparation for the devised performance projects and entering the world of work beyond the degree. It included seminars in business, entrepreneurial and legal issues for performance practitioners and workshops with practitioners. The module is assessed through the individual Personal Portfolio.
The aims of the module are:
To synthesise and compare major themes arising out of the degree work
To allow students to work largely independently in developing and determining their own aesthetic, cultural, and theoretical priorities
To develop professional-level skills in creative collaboration and project management
To offer students an opportunity to work as a company, with responsibility for the content, marketing, and budget of their production
To offer students an introduction to legal and commercial issues encountered in professional practice
To provide a professional preparation to meeting real and current industry needs
to provide students with a platform to develop professional contacts
Students will be able to demonstrate:
The ability to work efficiently and effectively as part of a creative ensemble
Skills in sourcing, generating and editing material for performance
Understanding how to adapt and integrate a range of skills in seeking employment and in the audition process
Flexibility and response to change (willingness to play, take risks, change habits and break boundaries)
Understanding of industry possibilities and obstacles
The ability to apply critical self-assessment to develop and improve performance
The ability to select and apply training, rehearsal and compositional methods appropriate to the chosen form, style, or tradition of performance
The ability to plan and execute a complex group project, taking collective responsibility for key decisions and use of resources
Seminars on promotion, funding, legal issues and entrepreneurship for performance practitioners.
Skills workshops with directors, designers, producers and theatre practitioners designed to build on or expand skills, knowledge and understanding both in order to contribute to the devised performance work and to assist in career planning.
(Note: that at least some of these units are taught in parallel, not in sequence, throughout the module and that the time span and sequence of the work varies with the requirements of the specific project).
Skills workshops, tutored rehearsals, entrepreneurship seminars. Additional untutored, independent student group rehearsal and production work.
Learning also takes place through verbal formative feedback and assessment in group and individual discussion on performances
Students prepare a Personal Portfolio based on skills acquired through the course and career aims.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Additional coursework information
Personal Portfolio: The contents of the Personal Portfolio will vary depending upon the student's particular area of interest and specialisation. Tutors will guide on this. It must include a section on 'Career Goals' and an outline of strategies for working towards those goals in the months or years following graduation. Other elements might consist of some of the following:
sample cover letter
examples of writing
plan for setting up own company
marketing and promotion plan for the company
designing projects and workshops
working in television / film / documentary industry
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
Dr Jeungsook Yoo, email: email@example.com.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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