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DRAM8049 - Actor Performance Prep 1

Title:Actor Performance Prep 1
Long Title:Actor Performance Prep 1
Module Code:DRAM8049
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: This module provides individual Acting coaching to develop to a high level a personalised individual skillset
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 prepare for a solo performance at a high level
LO2 employ a variety of methods of rehearsal and exploration with a broad range of texts
LO3 reflect on and evaluate a personal rehearsal process and performance
LO4 demonstrate a practical knowledge of a personal set of performance skills
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
Performance Skills
Developing a bespoke range of acting skills
Textual Studies
Finding appropriate texts and analysing them
Assembling texts, ideas and designs to create a coherent solo programme
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of weekly progress 1,2,4 70.0 Every Week
Presentation Present a researched proposal for a solo performance in Actor Performance Platform 1 1,2,3,4 30.0 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
Lecture Individual instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice and study 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael Simkins 2014, The Rules of Acting, Ebury Press [ISBN: 0091951291]
  • Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett 2014, The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre, 2nd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 1138777013]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Andy Nyman 2012, The Golden Rules of Acting, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 1848422539]
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 5 Elective

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