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Postgraduate Course: Professional Placements in Theatre and Performance Studies (CLLC11147)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe primary aim of the Placement is to introduce students to a professional working environment related to the study of theatre and performance. In this context students can explore a possible future career, while developing skills and experience and meeting professional practitioners. These Placements are competitive and are arranged in appropriate host institutions in and near Edinburgh and Glasgow. Before enrolment on this course is confirmed an individual interview with the placement coordinator will take place in October.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 20, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 171 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Placement Report (100%) comprising
1) Institutional Analysis (2000 words) or Project Analysis Report (2000 words)
2) Academic Research Essay (2500 words)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
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

** N.B. Also consult the Bibliography of Performance Analysis Course and Time and Space of Performance. The above lists are not exhaustive. You should research widely and read further on your specific area of study. Use of industry newspapers and periodicals is useful.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMs Nicola Mccartney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3629
Course secretaryMr Iain Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988
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