FT2RP-Research Production

Module Provider: Film, Theatre and TV
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Teresa Murjas

Email: t.s.murjas@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module offers those students participating in a staff research performance in the Department the opportunity to actively reflect on their participation and the wider performance, and to explore relationships to theoretical issues and practical skills developed in the critical modules of the degree.

The module aims: to develop students' production competencies by active participation in the Research Production; to develop an understanding of the way in which creative processes relate to theoretical debates; to extend skills of performance analysis by relating critical and theoretical issues to theatrical practice.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module students will be expected to:
- demonstrate the critical, technical and organisational expertise required to fulfil a defined production role;
- contribute productively to the practical creative process of developing a fully realised performance
- relate practical decisions in theatre to identified theoretical critical and cultural ideas;
- document processes of production;
- evaluate and analyse the outcome of a practical project critically, taking account of performance decisions, audience reception, levels of critical and creative success.

Additional outcomes:
This module develops in students creative, managerial and organisational skills. The modules enables students to work with staff developing a high level of practice as research and participate in the realisation of complex practical projects, including performances with strong production values. The module extends skills and competencies which are central to the degree: teamwork; oral communication and group co-operation; appropriate deployment of research using printed and electronic resources: critical analysis of visual and written material and coherent argument; presentation of written work using IT.

Outline content:
Students will be given the opportunity to participate in the Research Production and, subject to auditions and/or appropriate expertise, must obtain a role, technical or performance, before they can opt for the module. Participation is entirely at the discretion of the member of staff directing the Bulmershe Production. Students will undertake their allotted role in the performance, under the direction of the member of staff carrying out the practice as research project. The performance is evaluated by students through written documentation.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The teaching is conducted informally through the rehearsal process as defined by the director of the project. Students will not be required to attend all rehearsals but to participate in the process as is appropriate for their role in the performance. A rehearsal schedule will outline the time commitment for any single participant. Students will be inducted into skills as required by the project. Individual tutorials will support students in the development of the documentation.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 1
Practicals classes and workshops 84
Guided independent study 15
Total hours by term 84.00 16.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 40
Project output other than dissertation 60

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of coursework.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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