Devised Project

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
15 March 2022


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W495 World Performance

Module description

Students work independently (with access to tutors for advice and feedback during the process) to create an original, 30- minute performance drawing on two or more of the issues, themes or practices studied in the course of the degree; the preparation process is monitored and assessed through EA373-6-PS, Professional Preparation.
(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)

Module aims

- To create a performance expressing one or more major themes arising out of the degree work
- To allow students to work largely independently in developing and determining their own aesthetic, professional, and cultural priorities
- To develop professional-level skills in performance
- To offer students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen performance form or forms in performance for a live audience

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate:
- The ability to work efficiently and effectively as part of a creative ensemble under professional performance conditions
- The ability to compare and critically evaluate different aspects of World Performance through live performance
- The ability to apply performance skills appropriate to the chosen form, style, or tradition of performance
- Knowledge and understanding of the original cultural context of the content and form of the performance, and its relationship to the cultural context within which it is performed

Module information

1. Rehearsals and Production meetings
By negotiation, tutors attend rehearsals and production meetings to support, guide and advise the students working independently. The majority of rehearsal time is untutored.

2. Production
Performance of the finished piece for an audience. Tutors offer feedback to inform students' reflection on the finished work.

Learning and teaching methods

Rehearsals, production meetings, tutor feedback sessions. Normally 8 hours per week for the second half of Term One followed by 16 hours per week in Term Two.


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

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Additional coursework information

- Continuous assessment of individual student’s contribution to and role in the creation, planning, and organisation of the group performance. - Realisation of the group performance - Individual Reflective essay (ca.2000 words)

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
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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Further information
East 15 Acting School

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