- Module code: TH113
- Module name: Contemporary Performance Practices
- Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
Through tutor-led workshops, seminar discussions, presentations and workshops with artists, this double-weighted first-year core module will introduce you to several types to contemporary practice. In the first two terms, you will be introduced to a variety of approaches to creating theatre and performance such as devising, new writing, adaptation, dramaturgy, and/or storytelling; develop skills in technical aspects of lighting and sound; learn about the range of performance practices that make up the contemporary theatre scene through theatre visits, DVDs, and web-based and written documentation of theatre and performance; and improve your own critical and creative responses to work seen and discussed. In the third term, you will work in small groups to create a fifteen-minute performance that uses your skills in creating performance, lighting, and sound. The module proceeds through discussions, hands-on practical work, and collaborative devising processes.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the module you will have: Considered the inter-relationship between theory and practice in creative practice; Developed an awareness of key conceptual and creative processes that underpin the realisation of creative projects; Gained practical skills in lighting and sound; Contributed to the generation and realisation of a range of creative projects through an understanding of appropriate practical skills, techniques and performance vocabularies; Developed skills in written and verbal communication, collaborative working and problem-solving.
Timetabled teaching activities
Twice weekly studio-based workshops
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: TH113-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||2500 word Portfolio||30%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (visiting/exchange students)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Studies (W421) - Year 1