Theatre Studies Work Placement THEATRE4015

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about selected working practices of a theatre company or relevant arts organisation through hands-on involvement in a company currently at work in the sector.

Timetable

30 hours placement

2 x 30 minute tutorials

8 hours presentation

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

 

Entry into Theatre Studies Honours

Excluded Courses

Advanced Practice: Directing (SCQF Level 10)

Advanced Practice: Writing for Performance (SCQF Level 10)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment

■ Oral presentation on personal learning experience and on the host organisation: 20 minutes (50%) 

■ Critical reflection on personal learning experience and outcomes (e.g. perceived strengths and weaknesses, identification of career goals) and on the host organisation (e.g. its purpose, its institutional structure and its location in the sector): 2500 - 3000 words (50%)

 

Reassessment

In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. 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 are listed below in this box.

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

The work placement aims to -

■ allow students, through direct experience, to deepen their understanding of how theatre companies or arts organisations, and specific practitioners within them, operate;

■ introduce students to the world of work in the arts sector, thus enabling them to make more informed career choices subsequently; and,

■ encourage students to test their theoretical / conceptual understanding of practices and policies in the arts against the realities faced by companies working in the sector.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

■ write or speak in an informed fashion about working practices of theatres and/or arts organisations;

■ reflect critically on such working practices;

■ make informed choices as to further training or work in a particular aspect of the arts sector;

■ work collaboratively with professional practitioners on artistic projects and be more capable of contributing to such projects in future.

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.