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DRAM8045 - Actor Performance Platform 2

Title:Actor Performance Platform 2
Long Title:Actor Performance Platform 2
Module Code:DRAM8045
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: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: An individualised programme of study leading to a public solo showcase performance
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display a highly developed and broad range of acting skills and techniques in solo performance
LO2 Exhibit an artistic level of interpretive insight and expression
LO3 Exploit his/her individual strengths and talents to project a rounded performing persona
LO4 Construct and execute a coherent programme of connected work at a level appropriate for public performance and external criticism
LO5 Confidently cross the boundary between academic exercise and art
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).

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.

Must have successfully completed DRAM8041, Actor Performance Prep 2

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Individual Voice
Locating and developing the unique personal artistic voice
Text Analysis and Preparation
Selection, deconstruction and assimilation of text for interpretation and performance
Emotional Grounding
Exploration of personal emotional boundaries as a performance driver
Physical Vocabulary
Accumulation of a personalised gestural vocabulary and sense of space
Stylistic Range
Development of flexible acting styles and approaches
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of individual progress 2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Solo Performance Showcase 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Document and reflect on performance process 2,5 20.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) One-to-one coaching session 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal Practice and Research 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Sean Bruno 2014, Creating Solo Performance, Routledge
  • Jordan Young 2012, The Origins of Solo Performance: Inventing the art of Monologue, Past Times Publishing Co, [ISBN: B0087XWRRG]
  • Esther Friedman 2015, How to Produce and Promote a One Person Show, 5th Ed., Esther Fiedman [ISBN: B00T0JTX5A]
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 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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