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A continuation of themes introduced in Performance Approaches A. A critical perspective on contemporary and historic theatre practice including cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives. The weekly seminars will be based upon student class papers dealing with specific issues, together with guest speakers.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to
- understand the nature of contemporary theatre practice and situate their own work and concerns within it;
- relate these understandings to cross-cultural and interdisciplinary artistic practices, as well as to the political, historical and economic contexts in which they develop;
- demonstrate skills in the preparation and presentation of seminar research papers;
- evaluate various types of dramatic performance and the contribution of the collaborators in its realisation;
- demonstrate an understanding of organisational structures including grant submisssions, budgeting and production planning.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to a practising visual/performing artist;
- demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
- demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
- demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual/performing artist in the 21st century;
- work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual/performing artistic environments;
- contribute to a range of visual/performing arts environments as artistic collaborators and leaders;
- demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
- critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across communities;
- understand and appreciate how the visual and performing arts connect with the broader society and contribute to its social and economic development;
- understand their relationship with and responsibiltiy to their cultural environment and society.
Last updated: 29 October 2019