20 credits at level HE4
To respond appropriately to the needs of the commission brief as a stimulus for devising work.
To design and carry out a liaison strategy regarding the commissioning group.
To select and apply relevant techniques to the devising process.
To perform the devised material and evaluate the product in terms of meeting the objectives of the comission.
1. The Commission Brief
Background context: area of business, leisure industry, education provision, community group, tourist provision, audience needs.
Research required: historical, cultural, statistical, current affairs.
Sources of information: oral accounts, texts, journals, newspapers, documents, CDROM, Internet, personal observation.
Target audience considerations: age, ethnicity, gender, disability, role in performance, context (e.g. holidaymakers, employees, customers, visitors, pupils, pensioners).
2. Liaison Strategy
Commissioning Group: art gallery, museum, historical building, business, leisure event, leisure park, tourist board, community arts, local council, school, performance venue.
Initial meeting: conduct aims, clarification of brief, re-focusing, response, interaction, performance group identity, propossed product.
Action plan: meetings, phone-calls, letters, progress reports, feedback, observation visits, workshops, testing material.
3. Devising Process
Initial meeting: response to stimuli, the group dynamic, interaction, identifying tasks, negotiation of tasks, identifying roles, negotiation of roles.
Group work: shaping of material, establishing units of narrative/ performance, individual contribution, testing performance possibilities, discussion, on-going evaluation.
Techniques; spontaneous improvisation, prepared improvisation, scenarios, direct address, narrative development, the physical, the didactic.
4. Meeting the Initial Objectives
Final performance: style, use of material, use of space, audience relationship, tempo, delivery, dramatic effect, cohesion, relation to initial brief.
Response: conducting critical analysis, self-evaluation, group evaluation, audience response, evaluation of liaison with commissioning group / customer satisfaction.
This module is designed for group activity leading to work based learning. At the start of the module students will negotiate, plan and respond to their commissioned brief. They will research, devise and rehearse the performance project and perform it to the commissioned audience as work based learning.
Learning and Teaching Strategy, Methods and Time Allocation
Work based learning and personal study 140
Tutor Contact time 20
Portfolio building 40
This module will be assessed by means of a performance, a portfolio of evidence designed to demonstrate the students fulfilment of the commissioned brief and evaluate their contribution to the project. Show evidence of research and rehearsal methods employed to fulfil the brief. Produce written and documentary evidence of the negotiation process with the commissioners. Participation and contribution to the devising process.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Respond appropriately to the needs of the commission brief as a stimulus for devising work||
Interpret the brief appropriately
Select and carry out relevant research
Recognise the specific demands of the brief
Apply the brief to group & individual strategy for the project
|2.||Design and carry out a liaison strategy regarding the commissioning group.||
Create a plan for liaison
Specify & meet time-scale targets
Interact effectively with the commissioning group
Respond to feedback from the commissioning group
|3.||Select and apply relevant techniques to the devising process||
Relate devising techniques to the material generated by the brief.
Contribute creatively & conceptually to the devising process.
|4.||Perform the devised material and evaluate the product in terms of meeting the objectives of the commission||
Display sensitivity to the performance context & audience needs.
Communicate effectively through dramatic performance
Critically analyse the performance in relation to the initial brief.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Fredman R & Reade I Essential Guide to Making Theatre (Hodder & Stoughton 1996)
Hodgson J Improvisation (Methuen 1997)
Mason B Street Theatre and Other Outdoor Performances (Routledge 1992)
Sharp C and Dust K Artists in Schools: A Handbook for Teachers and Artists
(National Foundation for Educational Research 1997)
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Studies|
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