Research Methods THEATRE5009
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
An exploration of key research methodologies relevant to the critical and practical study of performance and leading to the scoping of a research project.
A series of seminars offered by members of staff and/or visiting practitioners.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
One formally assessed assignment: one 2500 word essay or practical project in response to the course (and as agreed upon between tutor and student) or a scoping report for an actual or speculative research project/dissertation. This is weighted at 100% of the assessment. Note that for students to complete this course successfully, the following minimum requirements must be met: submission of the written assignment; satisfactory attendance at classes, at least 90% of scheduled activities; satisfactory preparation for and participation in classes; prescribed reading; active participation in seminars and workshop sessions.
For students to complete this course successfully, the following minimum requirements must be met -
- submission of the written assignment
- satisfactory attendance at classes - at least 90% of scheduled activities
- satisfactory preparation for and participation in classes - prescribed reading; active participation in workshop session
■ The course aims to:
■ introduce a variety of interdisciplinary methodologies for the study of performance;
alert students to the most recent critical interventions in performance practice, dramaturgy and critical theory; and,
■ explore contemporary methods of practice as research.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
■ By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the key methodologies that shape contemporary theatre and performance studies;
■ demonstrate an ability to evaluate and synthesise relevant methodologies drawn from a range of disciplines;
■ demonstrate a critical engagement with a range of theoretical texts, both historical and contemporary in provenance;
■ demonstrate an ability to contribute to contemporary theoretical debates in respect of theatre and performance;
■ demonstrate an understanding of the place of research in professional practice.
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.