Acting 3: Performance Projects

The details
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
10 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

CERXW410 Theatre Arts,
CERXW410ST Theatre Arts

Module description

This is the final term's acting module which builds on all the work of the previous two terms. You will make use of personal experience, textual analysis, research and detailed observation to create a production as part of an ensemble. The module, and the Cert HE course, culminates in a performance normally in the Corbett or Clifftown Theatres.

Module Content

- Understanding the structure of a play
- Approaches to deeper characterisation, including character analysis and objectives, and finding a character's through-line.
- Incorporation of skills
- Rehearsal processes and recreating rehearsed work.
- Understanding the socio-political context of the play. Students will undertake extensive research into the historical, social and political context in order to demonstrate their increased understanding of a character's given circumstances within the overall meaning of the play.

Module aims

- To provide students with the ability to understand:
- The structure of a play
- The process of ensemble working
- The integration of skills in performance
- Their own strengths and weaknesses as an actor.
- Understand the socio-political context of the play

Module learning outcomes

- Students will continue to demonstrate:
- Professional potential: Discipline, extending range, focus, presence and personal contribution
- Commitment, energy and positive attitude
- Creative inventiveness
- Responsiveness to others and to direction
- Increased ability to act upon notes
- Greater understanding of ensemble acting
- An awareness of own strengths and weaknesses as an actor and within a project, and ability to accept criticism and act upon it
- Greater textual comprehension and use of actors research: Understanding and interpreting language and plot
- Increased level of performance skills and skills integration.

Module information

Continuous assessment through observation of contribution the rehearsal process and the end of term performance. Students are assessed on the extent to which they are able to demonstrate achievement of the above learning outcomes.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with tutors in the rehearsal of a play - Students receive written summative assessment and tutor feedback at the end of term. - Additional learning is encouraged through improvisation, group discussion and tutor-guided independent study and research.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gerry McAlpine
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Ms Terrie Peisley
Ms Terrie Peisley
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

Disclaimer: The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its Module Directory is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to programmes, modules, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to modules may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery or assessment of modules and other services, to discontinue modules and other services and to merge or combine modules. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications and module directory.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.