Practice as Research Project THEATRE5033P
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
The Practice as Research Project requires students to propose a performance project or presentation in response to research question(s) agreed with their supervisor. The project will be delivered via practice-driven research, devising and rehearsal. Students will also write a critical reflection on their process and provide documentation.
Students will receive:
■ Ten hour-long supervision sessions with an external professional practitioner and member of the Theatre Studies academic staff.
■ A staff-led seminar on documentation (2 hours).
One assessment through performance practice (with option of taught workshop or demonstration) 60%; documentation of performance practice (20%); critical evaluation (written) of performance practice (2500-3000 words) (20%).
The course aims to:
■ Develop and deepen the student's personal skills in different aspects of theatre making and performance practice
■ Develop and deepen students' research interest in their chosen practice
■ Promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied arguments relevant to contemporary performance practice
■ Encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised independent project
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ Apply practical skills and knowledge in contemporary theatre and performance making practices
■ Apply research skills to contemporary theatre and performance making practices
■ Critically evaluate the main primary and secondary sources in their chosen field
■ Identify key skills and good practices in delivering a performance-based project to an audience
■ Define, plan, and execute a sustained, focused and coherent research project through practice
■ Work independently on a sustained creative project
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.