Module Title:   Live Arts and Performance in Context

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0220D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Informatics (EIMC)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Patrick Allen

Additional Tutor(s):   TBA

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To enable students to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the interplay between the performer and the audience in the practical contexts of live art and performance.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Overview and contextual material delivered in lectures through live case studies where students will be given the opportunity to participate in real activities relating to the professional performance context. Discussion and analysis in seminars; exploratory and improvisation work in the practical sessions and preparation for the assessment. Students required to take supplementary assessment will repair the deficiency in the original submission.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   176.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse the relationships between the performer, the performance space and the audience and articulate an understanding of the impact of each upon the others, to provide a detailed knowledge of context.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

utilise appropriate skills to interpret performances and reflect upon their methodologies and impact.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate through practice an applied knowledge of appropriate health and safety procuedures. Use written communication.

  Coursework   40%
  A case study report (up to 2,000 words)
  Coursework   30%
  Journal (min of one entry per week)
  Coursework   30%
  Reflective analysis of a performance/event (1500 words)

Outline Syllabus:
The role of the performer and the impact of their relationship with the audience. The performance space versus the audience space. Traditional performance spaces, the stage, in the round. performance in public spaces, street theatre. Performance in virtual spaces, on the screen via the internet and mobile communications. Site specific performance. The ownership of space. Transforming known spaces. The impact of puppets and avatars on performer and audience. Performance without the performer. Controlling the audience and the performance space with regard to Health and Safety and risk assessment.

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