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DRAM8017 - Performance Ensemble 6

Title:Performance Ensemble 6
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 6
Module Code:DRAM8017
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: The production of a major public theatre production in all aspects, performance, technical, management, and marketing
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 take responsibility as part of a performing ensemble or production team
LO2 operate within standard theatrical protocols of blocking, cueing and health and safety
LO3 engage creatively and collaboratively with a set text
LO4 critically reflect on both their own and others' performances within the context of a theatrical production
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).

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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
Theatre Skills
The articulation and expression of individual theatre skills
Ensemble Skills
Team work, Group dynamics, Leadership, Inter-personal Skills, Taking Direction
Health and Safety
Awareness of safe practice in relation to a theatrical production - Deck Protocols
Self Assessment
Critical evaluation of individual and group skills
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Continuous assessment of theatre skills expressed in rehearsal and final performance 1,2,3,4 80.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal Documentation of personal response to course work 3,4 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
Lab Rehearsals 8.0 Every Week 8.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice 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
  • Linklater, K. 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Drama Publishers [ISBN: 0896762505]
  • Hodge, Alison 2010, Actor Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415471688]
  • Zarilli, P. 2002, Acting ReConsidered, Routledge London [ISBN: 041526300X]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, The Actor Adrift, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413658406]
  • Berry, C. 1991, Voice and the Actor, Wiley London [ISBN: 0020415559]
  • Wangh, S. 2000, An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting, Vintage Books USA [ISBN: 0375706720]
  • Sterne, L. & Gold, Jill 2016, Stage Management, 11th Ed., Allyn & Bacon USA [ISBN: 9781138124462]
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 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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