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DRAM8007 - Theatre in the Community 2

Title:Theatre in the Community 2
Long Title:Theatre in the Community 2
Module Code:DRAM8007
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOHN O CONNOR
Module Description: Exploring practice and theory of community arts in contemporary Ireland: spectacle and festival as an expression of community identity
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 write proposals and evaluations for Theatre in the Community projects
LO2 demonstrate clear understanding of health and safety matters as they relate to Theatre in the Community
LO3 make masks and design large props
LO4 plan and facilitate theatre workshops for peers and clients
LO5 Contextualise Community Theatre activity in Ireland
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
13069 DRAM8040 Theatre in the Community 1
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
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Community Arts in Ireland
Examining the current state of Community Theatre in Ireland
Theory and practice
Case studies and examination of approaches to, and praxis, in Community Theatre
Health and Safety
Health and Safety in the workplace including child protection issues
Festivals and Street Theatre
The expression of community in large-scale events- and developing skills required such as mask and large prop-making appropriate to spectacle.
Writing skills
Drafting reports, reflections and analyses related to Community Theatre
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Facilitation of peers 1,4 40.0 Every Week
Written Report Report on workshop facilitation 1,2,4 30.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Design and make a mask 3 10.0 Sem End
Other Regular written assignments 1,2,4,5 20.0 Every Second 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 Experiential study of theory and practice in Community Theatre 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Required reading and assignment preparation 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Drain, R. 1995, Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook, Routledge London [ISBN: 0-415-09620-0]
  • Kershaw, B. 1992, The Politics of Performance, Routledge London [ISBN: 041-5057-620]
  • Schechner, R. 2003, Performance Theory, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415314550]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Boal, A. 1995, The Rainbow of Desire, Routledge London [ISBN: 978-0415-103-497]
  • Mason, B. 1992, Street Theatre and other outdoor performance, Routledge London [ISBN: 0-415-07050-3]
  • Van Erven, E., Community Theatre: Global Perspectives, Routledge London [ISBN: 0-415-19034-7]
  • Peter Smagorinsky 2016, Creativity and Community among Autism-Spectrum Youth. Creating Positive Social Updrafts through Play and Performance., Palgrave MacMillan [ISBN: BO1MRWAA7E]
  • Roger Wooster 2016, Theatre in Education in Britain, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 147259147X]
  • Helen Nicholson 2009, Theatre and Education, Palgrave McMillan [ISBN: 0230218571]
  • Louise Burleigh 2012, The Community Theatre in Theory and Practice, Forgotten Books [ISBN: B00815RXW2]
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 6 Elective

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