EA165-4-FY-CO:
Foundation Skills in Construction and Stage Craft

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
02 July 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

EA198, EA199

Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

To support the development of the stage and production management skills in the areas of scenic
construction and stagecraft at introductory level.
- introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the Construction department in the theatre production
process
- teach basic practical theory
- introduce students to methods and processes that enable them to
- interpret texts and designs effectively
- think analytically
- research possible outcomes
- communicate ideas, possible solutions, and technical information in relation to Set Construction
- teach basic core practical set construction skills for the construction and assembly of stage sets
- develop methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management
- develop ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively within a Construction department
- develop stagecraft skills within the theatre environment
- introduce the students to the importance of Health & Safety and risk assessments

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:
Introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the Set Construction department in the theatre production process
Teach basic practical theory
Introduce students to methods and processes that enable them to interpret texts and designs effectively; think analytically; research possible outcomes; communicate ideas, possible solutions, and technical information in relation to Set Construction
Teach basic core practical set construction skills for the construction and assembly of stage sets.
Develop methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management
Develop ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively within a Set Construction department.

Module learning outcomes

The module will give students an understanding of:
design and its interpretation into scenic construction
the methods used in fitting up and securing scenery safely
appropriate theatre and workshop terminology
different types of scenery

The module will give students the ability to:
apply a range of techniques in the making of scenery to a varying degree of complexity
work to deadlines and schedules
Awareness of the requirements of an artistic team throughout the production process
Awareness of Health and Safety procedures and issues for Set Construction

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Small group practical classes, lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials, independent study, supervised rehearsals, Production projects, a log book to support the learning experience through the module and a reflective evaluation.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Found skills & Stagecraft - reflective evaluation 15/11/2019 80%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Alex Purser and staff
abpurs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
LAMDA Ltd.
Head of Production
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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