Theatre Studies Single Honours Group Project THEATRE4014

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This is a core course in the single honours curriculum that allows students to work as a group in response to one theme, issue or idea through a range of methodologies leading to a formal presentation


8x3hour seminar sessions

4x3hour workshops

Final Presentation session

De-brief tutorial

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Single Honours entry into Theatre Studies, and by arrangement to visiting students.

Excluded Courses







Group performance (50%)

Individual contribution for active participation in workshops, seminars and the final performance (20%)

One 2500 word critical reflection (30%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:


■ encourage students to develop a more structured approach to, and selfconscious awareness of, research methods relevant to the study of theatre and performance

■ introduce students to concepts and methods appropriate to the study of theatre through historiographic, ethnographic, and/or practice-based research

■ encourage students to develop skills in targeting and addressing specific research questions and problems through research, and practical experimentation

■ raise students' awareness of the ethical issues and potential problems related to pursuing research into contemporary theatre practice, whether as an observer or practitioner

■ develop students' decision-making abilities and skills as collaborators within a group situation, working toward a common goal

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to -

■ demonstrate advanced qualitative research skills and an awareness of the critical issues involved in weighing up evidence from different sources

■ demonstrate skills in conceiving and executing research-related practical experimentation, and an awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing research through practice

■ demonstrate skills in team-building and collaboration, and develop verbal and visual presentational skills

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.