ART09002 2019 Yeats Academy Creative Practice Specialisation
Learners will choose ONE from a number of strands offered below:
- Theatre Design
- Directing and performance
- Performance Art/Live Art
- Photography and Digital Media
- Writing and English Literature
- Drama and Film Studies
- Writing and English Literary Studies
- Fine Art
- Creative Design
- Interior Architecture
The course will support imaginative, experimental and interdisciplinary enquiry through a range of media and approaches. The course is structured so as to balance general and specific demands of various practices. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively as well as be independent, self-directed critical thinkers. The emphasis of the course is on the student completing a large practice-based project. This culminates with the production of a final exhibition, film screening or project presentation with a thesis demonstrating appropriate critical contextualization of the practice based work.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Critically analyse their work in a broader theoretical context
Document their own creative specialisation pathway using written and oral skills
Test appropriate research methodologies for their creative practice
Interpret archival materials in order to demonstrate knowledge and skills of specialisation
Plan, document and reflect on their own creative process and practice
address ethical and practical concerns in the design of a pilot research project
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Practical activities both in the classroom and off-site
Programme leader sessions
Specialist led sessions
Module Assessment Strategies
Written and practical assessments
Repeat assessments (projects) in consultation with the Course Board
Understand appropriate theories relevant to learners own creative practice
Understand creativity as a process, its links to innovation and the creative industries
Plan and present their work to peers and staff
Demonstrate a creative practitioner's project and reflect on it
Engage in a variety of related topics including: creative exercises, /motivating/organizing techniques, focusing techniques, creative methods, interviewing, problem framing and so on.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Theories of Creative Practice||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||10 %||Week 8||1|
|2||Planning my Creative Practice||Practical||Assessment||10 %||Week 8||2|
|3||Critical Analysis and refection of a creative practitioner||Project||Assignment||20 %||Week 14||3,4|
|4||Project/Performances/Presentations||Practical||Assessment||60 %||End of Semester||5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Specialisation in Practice||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Group Learning||Flat Classroom||Theories of Practice||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||planning my research project||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2014-01-28 World Literature in Theory John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118407691 ISBN-13 1118407695
World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study
2010-04-01 The Student'S Guide To Research Ethics McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN 9780335237975 ISBN-13 0335237975
This reader-friendly book examines the ethical issues and questions that occur in university and professional research and will help both beginning and experienced researchers to identify ethical issues when they are conducting research.
2006-11-01 A Gentle Guide To Research Methods McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN 9780335219278 ISBN-13 0335219276
Many students are unaware of how to get the most out of their research, whether in career terms or in terms of asking good research questions. This book addresses this issue, as well as dealing with how to move from the big picture to a specific research question.
2014-11-28 Unmasking Theatre Design Focal Press
ISBN 0415738415 ISBN-13 9780415738415
Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation. This book reveals how creative designers think in order to create unique and appropriate works for individual productions, and will teach you how to comprehend the nature of the design task at hand, gather inspiration, generate potential ideas for a new design, and develop a finished look through renderings and models. The exercises presented in this book demystify the design process by providing you with specific actions that will help you get on track toward fully-formed designs. Revealing the inner workings of the design process, both theoretically and practically, Unmasking Theatre Design will jumpstart the creative processes of designers at all levels, from student to professionals, as you construct new production designs.
20/09/2019 Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice. Bristol, UK: Intellect
2017-11 The Digitally-Agile Researcher Open University Press
ISBN 0335261523 ISBN-13 9780335261529
2018-08-27 Theatrical Scenic Art Crowood Theatre Companions
ISBN 1785004336 ISBN-13 9781785004339
Supported by over 400 striking illustrations, this is an essential companion for technical theatre students, practicing scenic artists and for all who are interested in the art of creating painted and textured surfaces for performance.
2013-03-05 Practice as Research in the Arts Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 1137282908 ISBN-13 9781137282903
This book takes a fresh "how to" approach to Practice as Research. At the "performance turn" it argues that old prejudices should be abandoned and that a PaR methodology and its modes of "doing-knowing" should be fully accepted in the academy. It refines Robin Nelson's earlier models for PaR but sustains the dynamic and dialogic interplay between different modes of knowledge-production in a multi-mode research inquiry. It advances strategies for articulating and evidencing the research inquiry and offers practical guidance to practitioner-researchers on how to conduct a PaR inquiry. With reference to examples drawn from a decade of supervisory, examining and audit experience, Nelson addresses - and offers answers to - the many questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain. To broaden the perspective and take account of differing levels of acceptance and development of programmes in PaR around the word, in Part II of the book six international contributors respond to Part I and afford cross-sights from the standpoint of their territory.
Veronica Baxter and Katharine E. Low, Ed. Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing (London; New York: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2016).
McCormick Sheila, Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing. (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed, (London: Pluto Press, 1979). Available online via the library website.
Augusto Boal, Games for Actors and Non-Actors, translated by Adrian Jackson, (London and New York: Routledge, 1992). Reader.
Tim Prentki and Sheila Preston, eds., The Applied Theatre Reader, (Oxon: Routledge, 2009). Available online via the library website.
Helen Nicholson, Theatre & Education, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Jonathan Fox &Heinrich Dauber, Gathering Voices: Essays on Playback Theatre, (Tusitala Pub., 1999)
Howard. Pamela What is Scenography? Second edition, Routledge Press 2009
Hearn.Karen .Editor Dynasties. Painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630, Tate Gallery Press 1995
Burnell. Kate. Editor Collaborators. UK Design For Performance 2003-2007, The Society of British Theatre Designers
Baugh. Christopher, Theatre Performance and Technology. The Development of Scenography in the 20th Century, Orgal.Stephen, Imagining Shakespeare. Palgrave Macmillan 2008.
Brocket, Mitchell and Hardberger, Making the Scene: A history of stage design and technology, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 2010
Collins, Jane and Nisbet, Andrew eds., Theatre and Performance Design: A reader in scenography, Routledge, 2010
Kwon, Miwon, One Place After Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2004)
Heathfield, Adrian, Live: Art and Performance (Routledge 2006)
Schechner, Richard, Performance Studies: An Introduction (Routledge 2006)
Savage, Jon, England's Dreaming (Faber & Faber 2005)
Reynolds, Simon, Rip it Up and Start Again (Penguin, 2006)
Bial, Henry, The Performance Studies Reader (Routledge 2007)
Warr, Tracey, Body:Themes and Movements (Phaidon, 2006)
Shusterman, Richard, Performing Live: Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art (Cornell UP, 2000)
Jones, Amelia, Body Art: Performing the Subject (U Minnesota Press, 1998)
Carlson, Marvin, Performance: A Critical Intorduction (2004)
Goldberg, Rosalee, Performance Art: from Futurism to the Present (Thames & Hudson 2001)
Goldberg Rosalee and Laurie Anderson, Performance: Live Art Since the '60s (Thames & Hudson 2004)
Thomas Berner, The Literature of Journalism: Text and Context (1998)
Norman Sims, True Stories: A Century of Literary Journalism (2008) and Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century (2008)
Ben Yagoda and Kevin Kerrane, The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997)
Knowles, Paul, Reading The Material Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Allain, Paul and Jen Harvie, The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance (Routledge, 2006)
Auslander, Philip, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (Routledge 1999)
Zarrili, Philip, Theatre Histories: An Introduction (Routledge, 2006)
Giesekam, Greg , Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Media in Theatre (Palgrave, 2007)
JSTOR available in IT Sligo library
The Irish Times Books section https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books
The Sunday Times Books section https://www.thetimes.co.uk/topic/books?page=1
LA Review of Books https://lareviewofbooks.org/
The Irish Times Theatre reviews https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/stage-reviews
Sunday Times Theatre reviews https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/culture