Independent Theatre Studies Project

The details
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for


Module description

This module is designed to allow Drama students to carry out an independent, written study on an agreed topic within Theatre Studies. Students will produce a 10,000 word dissertation on an area of particular interest to them. This may be the work of a specific playwright, or group of playwrights; a movement, mode or style of theatre; the work of a particular practitioner, theatre or theatre company; a theme within dramatic literature; or a period of theatre history.
Students will have regular meetings with a supervisor, to ensure that they make appropriate progress and to guide and steer the direction of their study.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

• To enable students to follow a tailor-made programme of study, exploring a topic of particular interest to them
• To empower students to design, execute and deliver an independent research project
• To encourage the development of transferable research skills
• To prepare students for post-graduate study, should they wish
• To develop self-motivation, self-discipline and independence in their studies
• To demonstrate all of the above to potential future employers

Module learning outcomes

On completing this module, students will be able to:

1. Plan and execute a research project
2. Structure and organise a 10,000 word dissertation
3. Articulate their ideas and produce a convincing, reasoned argument
4. Analyse research material
5. Create a bibliography; demonstrate research skills and knowledge
6. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in a field of Theatre studies scholarship
7. Independently research a wide variety of materials
8. Self-motivate and organise their own time

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervisors will have fortnightly meetings with students; more as and when necessary.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Field of interest 100-word document 01/11/2019 0%
Coursework Proposal 11/11/2019 0%
Coursework Outline and bibliography (formative) 20/01/2020 0%
Coursework Project (7,500 words) 29/04/2020 80%
Practical Slides for Presentation (presentations to take place on week 18) 24/02/2020 20%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
LiFTS General Office - email Telephone 01206 872626



External examiner

Dr Anthony Fisher
Reader in Theatre and Philosophy
Available via Moodle
Of 12 hours, 7 (58.3%) hours available to students:
5 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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