module specification

AP3P07 - Theatre Production B (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification
Module title Theatre Production B
Module level Honours (06)
Credit rating for module 60
School Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Practical Examination 70%   Performance before a public audience
Coursework 20%   Evaluative Essay
Coursework 10%   Journal/Project Log incorporating PDP *FC*
Running in 2017/18 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This is the final production project, in which all Honours Drama students will be expected to participate, and will take the form of a large scale, staff directed production. Presentations will be made to a public audience and will represent the culmination of the students' professional training.

NOTES: Restricted to BA Performing Arts students

Prior learning requirements

Pass Intermediate Level BA Performing Arts and AP3P012N Theatre Skills 3

Module aims

To produce a public performance to a professional standard.

To consolidate an understanding of the processes of professional production.

To demonstrate an ability to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the processes of professional production.

To develop students' own skills and responsibilities and reflect on summative graduate achievements.

The graduate attributes focused on in this module are A1, A2 and A3


Students will be expected to research, plan and rehearse appropriate material to performance standard. Whilst acting will be central, all students will be expected to take additional responsibilities in the areas of eg design, lighting, costume, publicity, direction and administration as integral elements of a performance text and equivalent weighting will be given to those areas.

Learning and teaching

Student-led process with staff supervision, including research, planning, rehearsal, tutorials. In each stage of the process students will develop understandings of appropriate action and behaviour in a range of contexts, and evaluate ethically the material they are to present and the proposed manner of presentation. They will be expected to work to a high level of professional discipline both individually and as an ensemble in order to communicate effectively throughout the process and to achieve a professional level of performance.

Final year production : workshops/rehearsals/performance, average of
12 Hours per week depending on rehearsal period.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the project, students will have acquired the following:

1. An overview of the significant aspects of performance practice showing self- discipline through the development of expertise in voice, body and text (A3)

2. An ability to take responsibility for all processes leading to public performance so as to manage their own contribution and facilitate productive relations within the group (A1, A2)

3. An ability to give and/or take direction demonstrating an awareness of and responsiveness to the context (A1).

4. An ability to use the transferable skills developed throughout the course, engaging in varying reflective and participative action as appropriate within group work, and reflecting on the relationship between their Performing Arts course and more general graduate attributes and attainments (A2)

5. An ability to meet a firm deadline, managing their time in order to achieve a high level of professional discipline (A1)

6. To apply successfully appropriate critical, theoretical and ethical vocabularies to the performance process (A1, A2, A3)

7. To demonstrate a critical understanding of the analytical processes involved in 'translating' text into performance taking account of the ethical implications of this process (A1, A2, A3).

8. To demonstrate a high level of ability in a range of performance skills in the context of process and performance (A2)). .

Assessment strategy

1. Creation, preparation, rehearsal and presentation of a production in a suitable
venue/space. Students will be marked through tutor assessment 70%
2. An evaluative essay. 20% (3000 words)
3. Journal/Project Log incorporating PDP 10% (3000 word) .


As appropriate to the texts selected for performance.