Theatre and Performance - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Theatre and Performance
DipHE Theatre and Performance
CertHE Theatre and Performance

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URC13016 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URC13016 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

W440

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Dance, Drama and Performance

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

ALSTON A Dr (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop experience of reading written and performed texts and develop knowledge of texts that are relevant to current practices in theatre and performance

Critically investigate and offer understanding of the political, social, cultural, historical and/or geographical contexts for the production of theatre and the ways in which theatre (texts, performances and events) intervenes in these contexts

Develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills that centre upon independent critical and creative practice,

Enable students to be aware of and to apply a broad and balanced set of written and performed ideas and understandings of theatre that demonstrate an international and cross-disciplinary perspective on theatre performance

Develop employability skills for the creative and cultural industries,

Impart an enthusiasm for and understanding of theatre that informs and inspires future choices, including careers, further study and lifelong learning

Encourage and develop a spirit of enquiry, imagination, and creativity in personal expression and in productive modes of communication, particularly in the creation and realisation of theatre performance

Develop awareness of methods/processes of enquiry and reflection and the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of these for the analysis and/or creation of theatre projects

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Identify a wide range of specific forms, methods, practices, traditions, theories and histories that inform current theatre, with reference to both practical example and theoretical explanation or discussion K
Identify key components of specific forms or styles of performance, the processes by which they are created and realised and the ways in which theatre texts (written or performed) may be ‘read' K
Identify interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to theatre practice and approaches to applying knowledge, practices, concepts and skills from differing disciplines and contexts K
Describe, interpret and analyse theatre and performance techniques, practices, and/or texts (written or performed) and engage creatively and critically with a range of practical, critical and/or theoretical perspectives C
Interpret cultural and/or cross-cultural frameworks that surround performance events and on which those events impinge C
Describe, interpret and analyse interdisciplinary frameworks that inform the interpretation of performance texts (written or performed) C
Engage imaginatively, creatively and critically with the creation and/or production of performance through a developed, selective and sensitive understanding of appropriate performance vocabularies, techniques, crafts, structures, research and working methods P
Engage imaginatively, creatively and critically with the possibilities for performance implied by a text, score, other textual or documentary source or found stimulus/stimuli and, as appropriate, to realise these possibilities in performance P
Demonstrate performance techniques and awareness associated with particular cultural forms and/or practitioners in the creation and realisation of performance P
Retrieve information from a range of sources, sift, synthesise and organise material independently to critically evaluate its significance T
Develop ideas, respond to constructive criticism and construct arguments and have the capacity to evaluate them and present them through writing, presentation or performance T
Manage personal workloads and deadlines efficiently and effectively T
Contribute imaginatively, creatively and critically and be able to negotiate and pursue goals T
Identify a range of specific forms, methods, practices, traditions, theories and histories that inform current theatre, with reference to both practical example and theoretical explanation or discussion K
Identify key components of specific forms or styles of performance, the processes by which they are created and realised and the ways in which theatre texts (written or performed) may be ‘read' K
Identify some interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to theatre practice and approaches to applying knowledge, practices, concepts and skills from differing disciplines and contexts K
Describe and interpret theatre and performance techniques, practices, and/or texts (written or performed) and engage creatively with a range of practical, and/or theoretical perspectives C
Interpret cultural and/or cross-cultural frameworks that surround performance events and on which those events impinge C
Describe and interpret interdisciplinary frameworks that inform the interpretation of performance texts (written or performed) C
Engage imaginatively and creatively with the creation and/or production of performance through a developed understanding of appropriate performance vocabularies, techniques, crafts, structures, research and working methods P
Engage imaginatively and creatively with the possibilities for performance implied by a text, score, other textual or documentary source or found stimulus/stimuli and, as appropriate, to realise these possibilities in performance P
Demonstrate performance techniques and awareness associated with particular cultural forms and/or practitioners in the creation and realisation of performance P
Retrieve information from a range of sources, sift, synthesise and organise material independently to evaluate its significance T
Develop ideas, respond to constructive criticism and construct arguments and present them through writing, presentation or performance T
Manage personal workloads and deadlines efficiently and effectively T
Contribute imaginatively and creatively and be able to negotiate and pursue goals T
Identify some specific forms, methods, practices, traditions, theories and histories that inform current theatre, with reference to both practical example and theoretical explanation or discussion K
Identify some key components of specific forms or styles of performance, the processes by which they are created and realised and the ways in which theatre texts (written or performed) may be ‘read' K
Describe and interpret theatre and performance techniques, practices, and/or texts (written or performed) and engage with a range of practical perspectives C
Describe and interpret interdisciplinary frameworks that inform the interpretation of performance texts (written or performed) C
Engage imaginatively with the creation and/or production of performance through an understanding of appropriate performance vocabularies, techniques, crafts, structures, and working methods P
Engage imaginatively with the possibilities for performance implied by a text, and, as appropriate, to realise these possibilities in performance P
Demonstrate performance techniques and awareness associated with particular cultural forms and/or practitioners in the creation and realisation of performance P
Develop ideas and respond to constructive criticism and present them through writing, presentation or performance T
Manage personal workloads and deadlines efficiently and effectively T
Contribute imaginatively and be able to negotiate and pursue goals T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose 1 of the above 3 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.