Creative Practices and Direction (Musical Theatre Creation) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Creative Practices and Direction (Musical Theatre Creation)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Creative Practices and Direction (Musical Theatre Creation)
PGCert Creative Practices and Direction (Musical Theatre Creation)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PRC63017 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PRC63018 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

N212, W312, N212, W312

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

BYRNE G Ms (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

23/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Provide advanced study and practice in creative leadership and direction in theatre-making and/or the training of theatre artists, specific to the pathway chosen

Equip students for employment in the theatre industry and/or related performing arts industries as specialist practitioners in one of the following areas: Directing, Movement Direction & Choreography, Musical Theatre Creation

Provide students with integrated practical and theoretical knowledge of specialist creative and/or pedagogic practices relevant to their chosen pathway; contemporary technical and scholarly contexts; and industry-specific contexts

Enable students to develop intellectual and practical skills to inform and articulate self-reflection and critical awareness, through specialist study and practice, and work with other students in cognate fields

Develop critical and independent practitioners imbued with a sense of learning as a lifetime pursuit via a commitment to professional and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Comprehend the implications and potential for theatre and wider performing arts practices presented by key developments in creative processes, training and producing regimes, and contexts for preparation and production
Demonstrate an awareness of recent developments and specific techniques in the relevant specialist pathway
Generate ideas, concepts, proposals, processes, solutions and/or perspectives independently and/or collaboratively in response to set briefs and/or as self-initiated activity
Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in processes of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, conceptualisation, facilitation and/or making
Critically evaluate one's knowledge and understanding of relevant performance/pedagogic practice
Interact effectively with others through collaboration, collective endeavour and negotiation
Demonstrate leadership skills, providing clarity and direction for others
Demonstrate competence with specialist creative/facilitative theatre and performing arts practices (specific to the pathway followed)
Understand critical, contextual, conceptual and ethical dimensions of creative practices, leadership and facilitation in theatre and performance practices
Articulate the practitioner's relationship with key creative and production colleagues, performers, industry professionals and audiences
Comprehend the implications and potential for theatre and wider performing arts practices presented by key developments in creative processes, training and producing regimes, and contexts for preparation and production
Demonstrate an awareness of recent developments and specific techniques in the relevant specialist pathway
Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in processes of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, conceptualisation, facilitation and/or making
Interact effectively with others through collaboration, collective endeavour and negotiation
Demonstrate competence with specialist creative/facilitative theatre and performing arts practices (specific to the pathway followed)
Understand critical, contextual, conceptual and ethical dimensions of creative practices, leadership and facilitation in theatre and performance practices
Articulate the practitioner's relationship with key creative and production colleagues, performers, industry professionals and audiences
Generate ideas, concepts, proposals, processes, solutions and/or perspectives independently and/or collaboratively in response to set briefs and/or as self-initiated activity
Demonstrate competence with specialist creative/facilitative theatre and performing arts practices (specific to the pathway followed)
Understand critical, contextual, conceptual and ethical dimensions of creative practices, leadership and facilitation in theatre and performance practices.
Articulate the practitioner's relationship with key creative and production colleagues, performers, industry professionals and audiences
Understand critical, contextual, conceptual and ethical dimensions of creative practices, leadership and facilitation in theatre and performance practices K
Articulate the practitioner's relationship with key creative and production colleagues, performers, industry professionals and audiences K
Comprehend the implications and potential for theatre and wider performing arts practices presented by key developments in creative processes, training and producing regimes, and contexts for preparation and production K
Demonstrate an awareness of recent developments and specific techniques in the relevant specialist pathway K
Generate ideas, concepts, proposals, processes, solutions and/or perspectives independently and/or collaboratively in response to set briefs and/or as self-initiated activity C
Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in processes of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, conceptualisation, facilitation and/or making C
Critically evaluate one's knowledge and understanding of relevant performance/pedagogic practice C
Manage and make appropriate use of the interaction between context, brief, planning, process, outcome and critical reflection C
Analyse information and experiences, formulate independent judgments, and articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review and evaluation C
Source and research relevant material, assimilating and articulating relevant findings C
Formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgments of others C
Identify personal strengths and needs, and reflect on personal development, adapting plans accordingly C
Select, evaluate, adapt and make appropriate use of techniques, materials, processes and partnerships P
Develop ideas through to outcomes P
Demonstrate skills in communication, expression and facilitation P
Utilise appropriate discipline-specific languages to investigate, analyse, articulate and apply ideas and information P
Demonstrate competence with specialist creative/facilitative theatre and performing arts practices (specific to the pathway followed) P
Present ideas and work to co-creators, performers, audiences and other stakeholders, as appropriate, in a range of situations P
Seek and respond to the views of others in the development or enhancement of their work P
Work in combination with others in relevant performing arts settings, demonstrating skills in teamwork, negotiation, organization, and decision-making P
Interact effectively with others through collaboration, collective endeavor and negotiation T
Demonstrate leadership skills, providing clarity and direction for others T
Work effectively as part of a team and in pursuit of shared goals T
Study independently, set goals, manage own workloads and meet deadlines T
Anticipate and accommodate change, and work within contexts of ambiguity, uncertainty and unfamiliarity T
Source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate, manipulate and manage information from a variety of sources T
Select and employ communication and information technologies T
Demonstrate resourcefulness and entrepreneurship T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.