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DRAM8056 - Soc Engaged Theatre Applic

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Title:Soc Engaged Theatre Applic
Long Title:Socially Engaged Theatre Application
Module Code:DRAM8056
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: LOUISE FOOTT
Module Author: Chriszine Backhouse
Module Description: In this module, students will devise and perform socially engaged theatre pieces aimed to address social challenges. Topics will include developing socially engaged theatre projects, collaboration, engaged theatre aesthetics, ethical considerations, and evaluating the efficacy of socially engaged theatre.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Devise and perform a theatrical piece that explores the aesthetics of socially engaged theatre.
LO2 Respond to the ethical considerations of socially engaged theatre practice and performance, including representation, safety, collaboration, and power dynamics.
LO3 Meaningfully address a social issue using socially engaged theatre processes and principles.
LO4 Assess the efficacy of a socially engaged theatre performance.
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 CIT 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
14761 DRAM8055 Soc Engaged Theatre Theory
Requirements

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.

It is highly recommended that learners have a Level 8 in Theatre, Creativity and Change, or other relevant experience. Participants must complete Theatre and Development Theory, before progressing to this module.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Developing theatre projects
Learners will explore processes used in the development of socially engaged theatre performances through individual and group work.
Ethical considerations
Learners will engage with ethical considerations including collaboration, safety, power dynamics, and representation through the development of a devised theatre piece.
Performing change
Through the performance of a devised theatre piece, learners will demonstrate an understanding of socially engaged theatre. Learners will analyse both their own and other's performances and provide constructive feedback.
Measuring Change
Learners will work individually and in groups to develop aims for a performance piece and will assess efficacy in socially engaged theatre projects
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report A report on a social issue and how it could be addressed through socially engaged theatre approaches 3 20.0 Week 4
Presentation Socially engaged theatre performance 1,2,3 30.0 Week 10
Performance Evaluation Critical Reflection on the efficacy of a socially engaged theatre performance 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
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 Experiential study of theory and practice 12.0 Every Month 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Required reading and assignment preparation 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 16.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Experiential study of theory and practice 12.0 Every Month 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Required reading and assignment preparation 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 16.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Prentki, Tim & Abraham, N (Eds.) 2020, The Applied Theatre Reader, 2 Ed., Routledge Chicago [ISBN: 9780367376291]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bowles, N. & Nadon D, (eds.) 2013, Staging Social Justice: Collaborating to create activist theatre., SIU Press Illinois [ISBN: 9780809332380]
  • Landy, Robert & D. Montgomery 2012, Theatre for Change: Education, social action & therapy., Palgrave McMillan New York [ISBN: 978023024366]
  • Kuppers, Petra 2017, Theatre and disability, 1 Ed., Red Globe Press London [ISBN: 1137605715]
  • Kuppers, Petra 2008, Community Performance: A reader, Routledge New York [ISBN: 0415392314]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Monica Prendergast 2015, Reflections on a Peace Education Theatre Project: Performing Dario Fo and Franca Rame's Peace Mum, Journal of Educational Enquiry, Vol 14, No 1, 76 [ISSN: 1444-5530]
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ASETH_8 Certificate in Socially Engaged Theatre 2 Mandatory
CR_ARAEN_9 Master of Arts in Arts and Engagement 2 Elective

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