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DRAM8010 - Directing 2

Title:Directing 2
Long Title:Directing 2
Module Code:DRAM8010
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: Developing the role of the director, exploring a range of approaches and case studies of practitioners
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the role of the director
LO2 demonstrate an understanding of a variety of specific directing techniques
LO3 show an ability to apply research to practical investigation
LO4 present work in written, oral and practical format
LO5 display critical and creative engagement in a variety of directing techniques
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).

13125 DRAM8009 Directing 1
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 Director at work
Study of the work practice and productions of a variety of theatre directors - Declan Donnelan, Robert Wilson, Anne Bogart
Study of specific ground-breaking productions
Text analysis
Text analysis for direction
Documenting research
Presenting work through written, aural and practical presentation
Practical application
The student will develop a strong understanding of different approaches to directing and will undertake practical presentations
Directing Skills
The articulation of and expression of individual directing skills
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Set Essay 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Sem End
Performance Evaluation Showcase of directing work 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 10
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 based sessions 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual study and practice 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bogart, A. 2001, A Director Prepares, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415238323]
  • Donnelan, D 2005, The Actor and the Target, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854598384]
  • Shevstova, M. 2007, Robert Wilson, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415338816]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mitter, S. 2005, Fifty Key Theatre Directors, Routledge London [ISBN: 041518732X]
  • Braun, E. 2001, The Director and the Stage, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413463001]
  • Cole, S. 1992, Directors in Rehearsal, Routledge London [ISBN: 0878300198]
  • Delgado, M. 1996, In Contact with the Gods, Manchester University Press Manchester [ISBN: 0719047633]
  • Simon Usher 2014, Directing: A Miscellany, Oberon Books [ISBN: 178319085X]
  • Barbara Simonsen 2017, Art of Rehearsal (Theatre Makers), Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 1474292011]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 6 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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