PERF07018 2013 Performing Arts Portfolio of Experience
This module introduces learners to an independent self-learning portfolio of experience related to the field of the performing arts. The aim of this module is to provide opportunities for learners to develop skills and professional experience to develop their identity as creative practitioners. Learners will participate in an individual and/or group project related to the performing arts and will be advised to take an approved work placement relevant to the field. Projects might include design/acting for film, documentary, performance art/ live performance, puppetry, creative writing, etc. Learning experiences available include the opportunity to design, plan and deliver a collaborative and inter-disciplinary creative project over the duration of the semester. Interdisciplinary exploration of skills and practices are core to the development of the project. Learners can also develop a programme in self-managed teams which explores a range of skills across creative and contextual disciplines, practices and studies in a highly collaborative environment. Self motivation, project management, communication, critical thinking and research in performing arts-related contexts are developed. The programme develops creative leadership, authorship and ownership of the participants work.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
undertake a project that will develop individual identity as a creative practitioner
have reflected on the interchange between theatre, performance,art, film, digital media and other disciplines
further develop digital and media skills
complete and report on professional work placement in the creative arts
communicate and liaise with industry practitioners, e.g. media, funding bodies, community organisations and others.
adhere to the professional requirements of a practitioner in the field of performing arts
demonstrate best practice in productivity, time management and planning
have enhanced awareness of theatre and interdisciplinary disciplines to explore the wider landscape of performance related disciplines
Module Assessment Strategies
The Semester Six Performing Arts team will collaborately assess the learner's overall experience:
Learners must comply with the following:
Continous Assessment: attendence and professional practice.
Performance related (design/acting/creative writing/film/directing for example) project and presentation.
Syllabus should be directly related to the learner's chosen project(s) which might include some of the following:
Designing a play for the theatre
Acting for stage and/or screen
Creative Writing (and realisation)
Technical designs - lighting/soundscapes
Erasmus -relevant to Performing Arts
Work experience relevant to Performing Arts
Self Directed Learning
Develop individual pathway. Special interest subject. Expanding the boundries of performance related to chosen project.
The process for creative projects should include appropriate environments for producing designs/the acting process/creative writing workshops etc. The process involves (for Design) performance design ideas, visual material, model making, costume renditions, technical drawing, colour application, digital and media skills, measurement, recording and drawing and assessing the venue.; (for Acting) acting techniques and styles, rehearsal time and space, workshops, characterisation, theories about acting etc, (for creative writing) workshops in writing genres (particularly play writing), readings, realisations for example.
All students should be fully aware of Health and Safety issues when working with specific equipement/.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
|2||Continuous Assessment Project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||student directed learning||9||Weekly||9.00|
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range of art materials and model making equipment
resources to attend performances and field trips
Guest creative practitioners