Production - Text and Technique

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
01 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting

Module description

The work of this final year module is to integrate students' skills and techniques learned in first and second year into the first supported production that they will perform in their final professional preparation year.

The students will present a selectin of short scenes from contemporary plays performed by two companies in repertory. The selected scenes will normally be guided by what is deemed suitable for the specific needs of the year cohort as a whole, thus helping to develop areas of work and professional growth which need to be addressed and consolidated specifically within the company of actors.

Plays and workshops are directed either by East 15 staff or visiting directors.

Module aims

1. To encourage students to gain a greater verbal dexterity and sense of style whilst engaging truthfully with text and audience
2. To provide opportunities for students to perform to a wider public audience
3. To identify, consolidate and extend students’ acting strengths under the pressure of production criteria.
4. To provide opportunities for students to experience a range of working methods with visiting outside Directors.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Cope with and respond to a range of audiences
2. Express and develop their acting skills as part of a public presentation
3. Sustain character with the demands of a technical production
4. Demonstrate the synthesis of technique and individuality in performance using different language forms/dialects and styles of dramatic form
5. Communicate confidently and expressively to an audience with appropriate emotion, characterisation and spontaneity

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervised and unsupervised rehearsals with directors' notes. Students will be individually tutored according to their particular needs. Learning also takes place in workshops, presentations, specialist classes and master classes. Verbal feedback and formative assessment are given throughout the process of performance preparation. Students will receive written reports at the end of the term with summative assessment and directors' comments.


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 contribution to the production process (100%). The productions are given a run of performances and this forms the basis for assessment. One performance is recorded.

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
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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