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DRAM8016 - Performance Ensemble 5

Title:Performance Ensemble 5
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 5
Module Code:DRAM8016
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This module is an exploration and preparation of texts and staging approaches for a full-scale production in Semester 6
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 utilise a workshop approach to explore and interpret performance material and methods
LO2 work as part of an ensemble in preparation for a full scale professional production
LO3 approach a set text with creativity and confidence
LO4 reflect critically on rehearsals
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12947 DRAM7008 Performance Ensemble 4
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Rehearsal Approaches
Explore a variety of rehearsal approaches
Ensemble Skills
Work creatively as part of a group
Performance Skills
Expand and extend individual theatre skills
Critical Evaluation
Evaluate the rehearsal process
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Documentation of a personal response to coursework 4 20.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Continuous assessment of group engagement 1,2,3,4 80.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Play Exploration/Rehearsal 8.0 Every Week 8.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent rehearsal and study 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • List of appropriate reading material will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hodge, Alison 2010, Actor Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415471688]
  • Berry, C. 1991, Voice and the Actor, Wiley London [ISBN: 0020415559]
  • Linklater, K. 2006, Freeing The Natural Voice, Nick Hern Books London [ISBN: 1854599712]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, The Actor Adrift, Methuen London [ISBN: 0415194520]
  • Sterne, L. & Gold, Jill 2016, Stage Management, 11th Ed., Allyn & Bacon USA [ISBN: 9781138124462]
  • Wangh, S. 2000, An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting, Vintage Books USA [ISBN: 0375706720]
  • Zarilli, P. 2002, Acting ReConsidered, Routledge London [ISBN: 041526300X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

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