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DRAM8019 - Performance Ensemble 7

Title:Performance Ensemble 7
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 7
Module Code:DRAM8019
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 advanced exploration and preparation of text and approaches to staging for a full-scale public production
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 adopt a workshop approach to explore and interpret performance methods and material
LO2 interact within the synergy of an ensemble dramatic project
LO3 engage creatively, intuitively and in an informed manner with a set text
LO4 critically reflect on the workshop process
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).

13115 DRAM8017 Performance Ensemble 6
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
Extending and expanding individual theatre skills in a chosen specialism
Ensemble Skills
Integration of advanced skills and techniques for the achievement of an artistic goal
Rehearsal Technique
Good practice and creative interaction in the rehearsal process
Critical Evaluation
Evaluate the workshop process
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Continuous assessment of student's engagement with ensemble group 1,2,3,4 80.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal documentation a personal response to course work 1,4 20.0 Sem End
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 Studio sessions - Play exploration/rehearsal 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 USA [ISBN: 0896762505]
  • Zarilli, P. 2002, Acting ReConsidered, Routledge London [ISBN: 041526300X]
  • Hodge, Alison 2010, Actor Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415471688]
  • Oida, Y. 2007, An Actor's Tricks, Methuen London [ISBN: 041377449X]
  • Marshall, L. 2001, The Body Speaks, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413771148]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, An Actor Adrift, Reprint Ed., Methuen London [ISBN: 0413658406]
  • 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 7 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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