Department of Drama UG Module Directory (2023)


Performance Composition

Level 6 (30 credits)

Independent performers are responsible for the entirety of their work. This includes conceiving the idea, writing the text, composing the score and/or choreography, designing the visuals, securing equipment, mastering the technology, locating the venue, producing and marketing the event and finally performing the piece. This module provides practical skills and experience in each of these aspects of independent performance. As well as producing, performing and publicising the work, the group will be required to set up and run the performance space for the Performance Nights that will be held weekly during the semester.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take Performance Composition?
  • Provides an opportunity to make a performance every week and present it to an audience
  • Offers hands-on experience in every aspect of performance making and performance production: writing, performing, collaborating, marketing, audiovisual and technical production, and venue management.
  • Provides practical skills in contemporary performance making and builds confidence in your development as an independent performance artist as well as a scholar artist.
Learning Context Practice-based
Semester Two
  1. Performance Project 1 (4-5 min), 20%
  2. Performance Project 2 (8-10 min), 50%
  3. e-Portfolio (2000 words equivalent), 30%
Mode of reassessment Standard
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