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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 31/03/2022 15:28:17

Title of Module: Practice: Creative Festival

Code: PERF09013 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Catriona  Fallow

Summary of Module

Drawing on their existing skills, knowledge and experience this module enables students to negotiate an independent practical project. Students will deliver and perform in a performance, which they will artistically lead. With tutor support students will be self-directed, negotiating and consolidating their own practice to deliver a professional performance outcome as part of a festival of performance for a public audience. Students will initially participate in a pitching session to explore and consolidate their ideas before embarking on the project. This will typically be a group project based on either published or devised material. Students can explore any style or genre and it will culminate in their participation in a 2-3 day performance event for a public audience.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:


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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Using advanced knowledge demonstrate, the ability to interpret, analyse and critically evaluate ideas through performance and related media, from appropriate sources, using selection, editing and reflection on the creative process.

L2. Originate work that demonstrates advanced understanding of a range of processes, materials and technologies, apply effective and appropriate use of these to personal creative work, situated in the context of contemporary practice.

L3. Produce effective and innovative artefacts in response to set briefs and develop and present these to a professional standard in a context appropriate to the Creative Industries they relate to.

L4. Identify appropriate platforms for the delivery of complex information to convey ideas, arguments and advanced knowledge at a professional level to peers and industry specialists.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

Demonstrate integrated and critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary debates in society and culture related to performance.

Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the material, cultural and policy conditions in which specific performance works were consumed and interpreted.

Demonstrate discerning knowledge and understanding of individual and collaborative research/ practice as research methodologies.

Demonstrate specialist advanced knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships within and between a range of performance practices.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the key ethical and professional issues pertinent to study and practice of contemporary performance.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

Apply integrated and critical knowledge and understanding of the influence of legacy and tradition in contemporary debates in society and culture related to performance.

Apply critical knowledge and understanding of the material, cultural and policy conditions in which applications of performance were consumed and interpreted within a diverse range of contexts.

Apply appropriate research and inquiry methodologies to issues in performance.

Deploy specialist advanced knowledge of performance making practices to facilitate audience engagement and or participation.

Apply advanced knowledge and understanding of the key ethical and professional issues pertinent to the practice of contemporary performance.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Identify appropriate platforms through which to present complex ideas and arguments using a range of ICT applications to support and enhance work.

Produce a range of outputs that demonstrate advanced knowledge.

Synthesise data via a range of specialist ICT applications.

Contribute effectively to professional dialogue with learners and professionals.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Research and examine information, materials and experience.

Draw on a range of methodological frameworks in order to devise, conceptualise and define an original research problem.

Lead, facilitate, participate and problem solve within team working contexts, considering and acknowledging diverse opinions and social, cultural and ideological positions from which they arise.

Identify and analyse routine professional problems and issues.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Exercise discretion in the acquisition of advanced theory.

Exercise managerial responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources.

Take responsibility for own and others’ contributions to collaborative learning activities.

Reflect on and take responsibility for identifying and practicing in line with relevant ethical, legal and regulatory standards.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This module is student led and they will assume primary responsibility for the process and production of work, which should meet professional standards. There will be a series of tutor led workshops to support students in the initial creation of groups and to consider material and the format of the performance. Students will identify their needs depending on the style and genre of their work and will receive practical and creative support as requested. Students will be allocated a space in which to work and will take full responsibility for scheduling meetings, and rehearsals. Tutors will be available if invited to attend meetings and/or rehearsals. All students will participate in the Performance Creative Festival and will negotiate a time and day in which to present their work to a public audience. Students will be responsible for disseminating information on their projects to potential audience members.

This is an opportunity for students to share their practice and to become aware of their strengths and weaknesses in the professional world. This module serves as a culmination of the learning in Performance Practice 1&2 and allows students the opportunity to create their own work or to stage and/or adapt existing performance material.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity16
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop16
Independent Study168
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Alfreds, M (2013) Then What happens. London. Nick Hern Books

Govan, E., Nicholson, H. and Normington, K. (2007) Making a Performance: Devising Histories and Contemporary Practice, Oxon, New York and Canada, Routledge.

Lecoq, J. (2009) The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre. London, Methuen Drama.

Mitchell, K. (2008) The Director’s Craft: a Handbook for The Theatre. Hoboken, Taylor and Francis.

Radosavljevic. D (2013) Theatre Making: Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century. UK. Palgrove Macmillan.

Mitter, S. (1992), Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavski, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook. London, Routledge.

Seabright, J. (2010) So You Want to Be a Theatre Producer?. London, Nick Hearn Books

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardArts & Media
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelArts & Media
External ExaminerI Davie
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment 1 - Assessment 1 – Students will participate in, facilitate and produce a performance (100%)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Performance/ Studio work/ Placement/ WBL/ WRL assessmentcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck mark10036
Combined Total For All Components100% 36 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content. The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link:

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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