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Postgraduate Course: Internships in Theatre and Performance Studies (CLLC11138)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCommon Courses (School of Lit, Lang and Cult) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will allow students to explore a possible future career, while developing skills and experience and meeting professional practitioners. Placements are arranged in appropriate host institutions in and near Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Enrolment to this course is subject to an interview by the course organiser.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students will have had experience of working within a professional environment. This will allow them to explore and apply theatre skills developed on the course. It will help them to find their own professional and creative identity within the theatre arts. It will also expose them to valuable contacts in the theatre world of Scotland.
Assessment Information
Internship report - 100%
The Internship is assessed by the Internship Report, which should be 4,000-5,000 (maximum) words and divided into two sections: Institutional Analysis or Portfolio/Project Analysis Report/Creative Practice Journal ┐ depending on the activity undertaken and an Academic Research Essay. (Note that the two sections are not marked separately from one another; rather your Report is given one overall mark reflecting a balanced view of your achievement in each section of the Report.)
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Primary Texts:

Stage Management:
Coleman, Peter. Basics - A Beginner's Guide to Stage Management. Entertainment Technology Press, Jun 2007
Dean, Peter. Production Management: Making Shows Happen ┐ A Practical Guide. The Crowood Press, Jul 2002

Theatre Design:
Collins, Jane & Nisbet, Andrew. Theatre and Performance Design. Routledge, Mar 2010
McKinney, Jocelyn & Butterworth, Philip. The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography. Cambridge University Press, Nov 2009
Coleman, Peter. Basics ┐ A Beginner┐s Guide to Stage Lighting. Entertainment Technology Press, Sept 2003
Coleman, Peter. Basics ┐ A Beginner┐s Guide to Stage Sound. Entertainment Technology Press, Jul 2004

Arts Management:
Walmsley, Ben. Key Issues in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. Goodfellow Publishers Limited, Mar 2011
Chong, Derrick. Arts Management. Routledge, Dec 2009

Turner, Cathy; Behrndt, Synne. Dramaturgy and Performance (Theatre & Performance Practices). Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2007
Irelan, Scott R.; Flecher, Anne; Dubliner, Julie Felise. The Process of Dramaturgy: A Handbook . Focus Publishing (AU), Dec 2009

Milling, Jane & Heddon, Deirdre. Devising Performance: A Critical History (Theatre & Performance Practices). Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 2005
Oddey, Alison. Devising Theatre: A Practical and Theoretical Handbook. Routledge, 1996

Swain, Rob. Directing - a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors. Methuen Drama, Sept 2011
Barba, Eugenio. On Directing (Drama and Theatre Studies). Routledge, Nov 2009

Theatre in Education & the Community:
Bond, Edward & Nicholson, Dr Helen. Theatre and Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 2009
Boon, Richard & Plastow, Jane. Theatre and Empowerment: Community Drama on the World Stage (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre). Cambridge University Press, Aug 2

Further Reading:
Stevenson, Randall (ed.) & Wallace, Gavin (ed.). The Scottish Theatre: Since the Seventies. Edinburgh University Press; 3 edition (1 July 1996)
Pilbrow, Richard. Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life. Nick Hern Books, Aug 2008
Pallin, Gail. Stage Management: The Essential Handbook. Nick Hern Books, Feb 2010
Yeoman, Ian (ed.), Robertson, Martin (ed.), Ali-Knight, Jane (ed.), Drummond, Siobhan (ed.), McMahon-Beattie, Una (ed.) Festival and Events Management: An International Arts and Culture Perspective. A Butterworth-Heinemann Title, Oct 2003
Larmann, Ralph. Stage Design. Daab, Oct 2007
Graham, Scott & Hoggett, Stephen. The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre. Routledge, April 2009
Etchells, Tim. Certain Fragments: Contemporary Performance and Forced Entertainment. Routledge, April 1999
Alfreds, Mike. Different Every Night: Rehearsal and Performance Techniques for Actors and Directors: Freeing the Actor. Nick Hern Books, Oct 2011
Mitchell, Katie. The director's craft: A handbook for the theatre. Routledge, Aug 2008
Shvetsova, Maria & Innes, Christopher. Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre. Cambridge University Press, April 2009
Kaye, Charles & Blee, Tony. The Arts in Health Care: Palette of Possibilities. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jul 1996
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Students are required to work for a minimum of 10 days. This is usually one day per week over semester 2. Some institutions require the student to work over a shorter period (for example 3 days per week over a period of 3-4 weeks leading to a performance).
Course organiserProf Olga Taxidou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3611
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Harvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 1822
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