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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Postgraduate Course: The Craft of the Playwright I (ENLI11178)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEnglish Literature Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 40 credit course will, through seminars and workshops on students own developing folio, introduce students to the theory and practice of writing for live performance. The course will encourage students to unlock their own personal creative voice as well as building skills in a range of techniques for conceiving, developing and structuring their dramatic writing through practical exercises. It simultaneously enhances students┐ ability to think reflect critically on their own and others┐ writing through engagement with critical texts, theatre history, philosophy and visits to live performance. Input from established professional theatre-makers into the workshop element of the course will introduce students into the role of the writer in the process of developing script for live performance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 26/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 372 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will:
┐ be introduced to and become familiar with different techniques for writing text for live performance
┐ develop their dramaturgical skills for development of text for live performance
┐ enhance their critical skills as readers and consumers of text for live performance
┐ to learn how to give and receive critical feedback on their own and others┐ work, and how to evaluate, and respond to that feedback in the future development of their writing for the stage
Assessment Information
Folio comprising of writing for performance of 50 minutes.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsCotP1
Contacts
Course organiserMs Nicola Mccartney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3629
Email: nicola.mccartney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sophie Bryan
Tel: 01316503030
Email: sbryan2@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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