EA353-6-AP-CO:
Theatrical Appreciation

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
15
12 August 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA W412 Acting and Stage Combat

Module description

This BA Acting and Stage Combat module is designed to awaken students to a variety of processes that contribute to the making of a production. As the BA Hons programme continues to prepare you to engage and take part in a professional theatre environment, this module will introduce and explain the roles of various practitioners. You will experiment with different styles and techniques of staging, alongside learning about the duties of various theatre practitioners.

This final year module is designed to prepare you for the requirements of the Graduation Project and to introduce you to the basic working systems and organisation of professional theatre or touring theatre companies.


Module Content
Term Two: Staging Scenes
This unit introduces the practice of staging scenes for the stage. This practice will add to your understanding of how a story is delivered through action, space and movement – complementing the specifics that you learned when exploring fight choreography. During the classes you will receive the opportunity to stage a scene, where the concept, design and overall staging of the scene will be the decision of the director.

You will gain experience of:
- Play reading and script analysis
- Concept design
- Working as part of a production team
- Casting the play
- Blocking the action
- Working with actors

Terms One and Two: Production Process Awareness
The focus of the module is to awaken you to the number of people involved in creating a dramatic production - and the objectives that need to be met along the way. Visiting professionals from the theatre industry will deliver lectures and seminars on their area of expertise in the business.

This unit is taught through lectures and seminars given by relevant theatre professionals who are active in the industry. Topics included may be:

- Stage Managing
- Directing
- Lighting Design
- Set Design
- Film Industry
- Producing
- Musical Directing
- Company Management
- Fight Directing

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
To widen students' knowledge of the theatrical process
To prepare students for further professional practice
To alert students to the multifaceted preparation of a production
To encourage students to make informed decisions about their career options
To provide opportunities for students to:
Experience the overall process of staging a scene
Apply previous skills as a leader of a team
Develop the ability to work as part of a team
Gain experience of identifying problems and testing solutions in practice

Module learning outcomes

You will be able to demonstrate ability to:
- Identify problems and produce practical solutions within a given framework
- Liaise with others to achieve a set brief
- Understand a range of theatrical staging techniques
- Manage and run a rehearsal session

You will be able to:
- Identify the key figures responsible for creating and producing a production
- Understand the complex nature of a dramatic production
- Identify their personal roles in any performance practice
- Apply researched knowledge to practical and written projects
- Communicate effectively with professional practitioners orally and in writing

Module information

Staging Scenes
This unit is designed to introduce the practice of directing scenes for the stage. This practice will add to your understanding of how a story is delivered through action, space and movement - complementing the specifics that you learned when exploring fight choreography. During the classes, you will have the opportunity to stage a scene, where the concept, design and overall staging of the scene will be the decision of the director. You will gain experience of:
Play reading and script analysis
Concept design
Working as part of a production team
Casting the play
Blocking the action
Working with actors

Production Process Awareness
The focus of the module is to awaken you to a number of people involved in creating a dramatic production and the objectives that need to be met along the way. Visiting professionals from the theatre industry will deliever lectures and seminars on their area of expertise in the business. This unit is taught through lectures and seminars given by relevant theatre professionals who are active in the industry. Topics included are:
Stage Managing
Directing
Lighting Design
Set Design
Film Industry
Producing
Musical Directing
Company Management
Fight Directing

Learning and teaching methods

Practical sessions, workshops, seminars and lectures.

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
Nick Hall, Chris Main, Fight Choreographers and other industry guests
For further information please email nhall

 

Availability
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External examiner

Mr Philip D'Orleans
Physical Skills Instructor
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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