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DRAM8009 - Directing 1

Title:Directing 1
Long Title:Directing 1
Module Code:DRAM8009
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: An introduction to the art of directing, exploring a range of approaches and practitioners. This will be a studio based course, involving both research and practical application.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an understanding of a range of approaches to directing, and the changing role of the director
LO2 display a knowledge of key directors and their directing techniques
LO3 show an ability to use research and criticism in interpretative practice
LO4 work as director both independently and collaboratively
LO5 present work in written, oral and practical format
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.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Role of Director
Overview of the increasingly important role of the director auteur
Case studies of particular ground-breaking productions - both in the making and in performance
Directing Skills
The written articulation of and practical expression of directing skills
Text Analysis
Text analysis for direction
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Set Essay 1,2,5 40.0 Week 9
Performance Evaluation Showcase of directing work 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 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 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual study and practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Braun, E. 2001, The Director and the Stage, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413463001]
  • Carlton, L 1989, The Director's Vision, McGraw-Hill Higher Education USA [ISBN: 0874847605]
  • Christopher Innes 2013, The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521606225]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bogart, A. 2001, A Director Prepares, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415238323]
  • Delgado, M. 1996, In Contact with the Gods, Manchester University Press Manchester [ISBN: 0719047633]
  • Mitter, S. 1992, Systems of Rehearsal, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415067847]
  • Rob Swain 2011, Directing - a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors, Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1408127652]
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_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 7 Elective
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 5 Elective

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