EA003-4-SP-CO:
Acting 3: Performance Projects

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
30
10 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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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.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

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

 

Availability
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External examiner

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

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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