Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_HPERF_7
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Department:Music & Creative Media

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant playwrights and practitioners
 (b)Critically analyse aspects of contemporary theatre, film and cultural practice.
 (c)Understand and practice skills in Acting, Voice and Movement
 (d)Apply those performance skills to professional performance conditions
 (e)Display an understanding of best practice in personal professional development
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Demonstrate a capacity for creative thinking and innovation in their approach to problem solving and decision making
 (b)Theoretically interpret and analyze theatre history and performance, its evolution and its relationship to other types of performance and material culture
 (c)Develop cultural products, including performances for film, television and theatre
 (d)Synthesise theory and research and communicate effectively, orally or in written form.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Create performances
 (b)Realise a professional and disciplined performance in movement and voice
 (c)Become competent in a range of practical skills suitable for performance for film and television
 (d)Improvise through movement, voice and text
 (e)Work as a team member in the production of performances
 (f)Organize and manage their own professional development
 (g)Demonstrate awareness of the use of multimedia and film in the development of performances
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Understand the complexity of professional performance
 (b)Organize and manage their own professional development
 (c)Exercise leadership and personal responsibility in the production of a range of performance work
 (d)Understand and thrive in the pressures of performance
 (e)Anticipate and engage with change
 (f)Plan and execute complex research projects to support their performance research
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Demonstrate an ability to use performance and visual and aural languages to investigate, analyse, develop and interpret ideas and information
 (b)Evaluate different approaches to performance practice in a changing cultural and economic environment
 (c)Research and extract data from a range of different cultural media and create accessible narratives for Irish and international audiences
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Function competently in both individual and group situations, at a range of levels
 (b)Recognise themselves as independent learners and self-sufficent actors
 (c)Identify how resourcefulness and entrepreneurial skills can support individual practice, or the practice of others
 (d)Map future career opportunities
 (e)Evaluate their abilities and capacities
 (f)Work independently as a team member or a team leader
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Take responsibility for their own learning: set goals, study independently and meet deadlines
 (b)Recognise the dynamic and creative nature of the performance sector and keep abreast of new trends and developments
 (c)Be able to learn from experience gained in new and unfamiliar contexts
 (d)Undertake continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in performance practice
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Evaluate their own application of theoretical knowledge and management skills based on personal performance, and modify practices appropriately
 (b)Engage in debate from a personal point of view, while simultaneously acknowledging and taking into account the broader issues
 (c)Critically engage with a wide range of theoretical texts
 (d)Communicate the importance of the theatre, film, television and performance field to society as a whole
 (e)Engage in an ongoing process of interaction with target audiences
 (f)Recognise universal aspects of the human condition, express solidarity with other cultures and conduct themselves in an ethical and egalitarian manner.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7042 Introduction to Theatre Studies
FILM H7015 Film Studies
ARTS H7043 Acting: Self
ARTS H7044 Voice: Vocal Technique: Body, Breath, Release
ARTS H7045 Physical Training for the Actor

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7046 Realistic Theatre and Practice
FILM H7016 Acting for Film
ARTS H7047 Acting: Imitating life
ARTS H7048 Voice: Vocal Technique; Resonating Spaces & Range
ARTS H7049 Advanced Physical Training and Performance for the Actor

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7017 Non –Realistic Theatre and Practice
ARTS H7050 Acting : Poetics and Anti-Real
ARTS H7051 Voice: Vocal Technique & Expression
ARTS H7021 Movement Ensemble
FILM H7013 Writing for Screen

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7023 Pre-Twentieth Century Theatre and Practice
ARTS H7018 The Production Process
ARTS H7052 Acting: 16th to 18th Century
ARTS H7053 Voice: Vocal Technique & Expression (Classical Texts)
ARTS H7027 Movement and the text

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7030 Contemporary Theatre and Practice
ARTS H7031 The Actor in Industry
ARTS H7032 Performance in a Creative Context

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS H7033 Performance Analysis and Criticism
ARTS H7034 The Showcase
ARTS H7035 Performance in a Professional Context