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Live Art: Histories, Theories & Practices THEATRE4036

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course will explore the practice of Live Art from within a range of historical, theoretical and methodological/practical frameworks. Students will explore practitioners' work and engage with critical concepts surrounding the form, testing these through an applied approach delivered through workshop-based practice

Timetable

8 x 4 hour workshops.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment

1 x 2000 - 2500 word critical reflection (40%)

1 x 1,500 word performance proposal (20%)

1 x 20 minute performance (40%)

 

 

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.

Course Aims

The primary aim of the course is to introduce students to a mode of process-oriented practice where the body is an essential component, and to locate this practice historically, theoretically and practically, facilitating a critical engagement with the methodology. The course aims:

 

i) to map the histories and practices of live art within an artistic and theatrical context;

ii) to introduce students to key live art practitioners and theoreticians;

iii) to explore the critical issues and debates that arise in relation to this practice, including duraction, censorship, risk, intimacy, presence, spectatorship, and process.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

i) demonstrate a clear understanding of the range of practices gathered under the term 'live art' and their historical and critical contexts, alongside the developing nature of this 'form' of contemporary performance.

ii) be able to identify, articulate and assess current critical theories pertaining to the practice of live art

iii) be able to demonstrate an understanding of critical practice - practice informed by critical research and thinking;

iv) demonstrate an ability to set personal objectives; manage time and tasks; communicate clearly and concisely and work in a group as well as individually.

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.