20 credits at level HE4
This unit introduces the student to the nature and function of Theatre/Dance in Education (TIE/ DIE) as a community performance form and distinct ‘movement’. It will develop an understanding of the needs and demands placed upon the actor,dancer, writer / deviser(s), company, and educational organisations through work in both formal an informal TIE/DIE environments. The unit will explore performer / teacher skills particular to the form and enable students to identify and apply an appropriate range of support materials and activities integral to the TIE/DIE experience.
1. To identity the characteristics of the performance form and trace its origins, influences and contemporary practice.
2. To apply performance skills and workshop techniques employed to support TIE/DIE performance for selected target groups and a range of specific issues and themes.
3. To understand the funding for TIE/DIE work in both local and national contexts and be able to identify key people and organisations as valuable contacts.
Identify the characteristics: theatrical methods linked to educational opportunities, post war developments in British Theatre, arts education in schools, Coventry Belgrade, Brian Way, Regional models, links to national curriculum.
Performance skills & workshop techniques: exploration, preparatory work, content, structure, implementation, evaluation, warm-ups, reaction & response, brainstorming, writing, devising, choreography, music, collaboration.
Understanding the funding: costs, budgets, expenditure, commissions and devising for purpose, publicity, marketing, design and technical. Funding sources, Arts Council, regional Arts Boards, local education authorities, local councils, Lottery, charitable organisations, private sector, sponsorship, earned income.
This module is designed for independent/group work-based learning. At the start of the module a series of tutor-led lectures and practical workshops will be given. The students will then work in groups to research, devise, rehearse and perform a piece of TIE/DIE based on a specific topic or theme. The performances will generate work based learning. Students will be supported by tutors to monitor and guide progress.
Work based learning and personal study 150
Tutor contact time 30
Portfolio Building 20
This module will be assessed by means of Process, Product & Portfolio. Process: participation and contribution to workshop activities and devising of performance piece. Product: performance contribution and communication to target audience. Portfolio: research notes, rehearsal log, contact with schools, teacher’s pack, production and rehearsal schedules, feedback from clients & evaluations.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the characteristics of the performance form and trace its origins, influences and contemporary practice.||
• Define the form and associated areas.
• Research the background that gave rise to the ‘movement’ and shaped its nature, function and purpose.
• Assess the strengths and weaknesses of developments within the form during its history.
|2.||Apply performance skills and workshop techniques employed to support TIE/DIE performance for selected target groups and a range of specific issues and themes
• Select and research appropriate issues and/or themes as source material for different TIE/DIE target groups.
• Devise preparatory and follow-up workshop programmes and activities that will enrich the quality of the TIE/DIE experience.
• Rehearse and perform an appropriate TIE/DIE product as part of a wider programme that includes leading a workshop
• Produce a resource pack to support a TIE/DIE programme.
|3.||Understand the funding for TIE/DIE work in both local and national contexts and be able to identify key people and organisations as valuable contacts.
• Carry out a case study on the operating costs of a professional TIE/DIE company and/or production
• Prepare funding applications to a range of relevant bodies.
• Compile a database of useful contacts for TIE/DIE projects.
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.
The Arts in Schools: Principles, Practice and Provision (London :Gulbenkian Foundation 1982)
Boal A. Theatre of the Oppressed (London: Pluto Press 1979)
Drama in schools Arts Council of Great Britain (1991) London: ACGB
Boal A Games for Actors and Non Actors (Routledge 1992)
Deary T teaching Through Theatre (Samuel French 1997)
O’Toole J Theatre in Education new Objectives for Theatre (Hodder & Stoughton 1976)
Redington C Can Theatre Teach? (Pergamon Press 1983)
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Studies|
|User Name||Date Accessed||Action|