first cycle 1-15 credits

Theatre in English - Theory and Performance I

Summary

The course emphasizes the students' own oral and written production in English, merging literary studies and critical thinking with performing arts and creative thinking. For more information read the Syllabus.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B. No audition is required.


For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6

Selection:

credits 20% final grades 40% national university aptitude test 40%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017, autumn 2016, autumn 2015, spring 2015, autumn 2014, spring 2014, autumn 2013, spring 2013, autumn 2012

Course Code:
EN227L revision 1
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
09 February 2012
Date of ratification:
28 December 2010
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2012

Course description

To improve oral communication and pronunciation in English.
To introduce the student to contemporary plays and help the student analyse the plays as literature and as performance texts;
To introduce the student to role live theatre has in understdanding humanity and society;
To merge literary studies and critical thinking with performing arts and creative thinking by further emphasising the students own oral and written production.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

The course can normally be included as a part of a general degree at undergradate level.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B. No audition is required.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  • can show introductory knowledge of contemporary plays;
  • can show basic knowledge of methods used in literary analysis of dramatic texts, of theatrical terms, and of dramatic literary forms;
  • can demontrate an understanding of the creative process and theatrical craft and how those inhere in the production of dramatic art and text.

Skills and ability
After finishing the course, the student:

  • can show improved proficiency in English and can speak competently for a variety of purposes, such as public speaking, teaching, and further studies in the performing arts and media.
  • can demonstrate a basic ability to apply methods used in literary analysis of dramatic texts, and can use theatrical terms and dramatic literary forms, in oral and written analysis and in rehearsal;
  • can demonstrate ability to use fundamental acting skills;

Critical skills and approach
After finishing the course, the student:

  • is critically aware of theatre’s role as a tool for investigating humanity and society;
  • can demonstrate awareness of the importance of articulation, volume and body language in public speaking;
  • can demonstrate awareness of the importance of self reflection, and
  • demonstrates awareness and is able to reflect on the role of receiving critique and applying directions.

Assessments

The forms of examination in the course are:
- Play Analysis Theory, 7.5 hp: the critical study of contemporary plays by attending seminars and handing in written work for each play studied;
- Acting Theory and Technique7.5 hp: acting seminars and scene work presentations for each play studied. Due to the nature of the course, i.e. teamwork, students are expected to attend the acting seminars.

Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams. Re-sits for the mandatory practical skills session, which is presentation of scene work for the acting seminars, will be held in one extra session later in the course.*

*See Student’s Rights & Responsibilities page 8, “Examinations Sessions”.

Course content

The course contains two modules running at the same time. In Play Analysis Theory, the student will critically study contemporary plays by reading plays, attending seminars and handing in written work for each play studied; in Acting Theory and Technique the student will participate in acting seminars, which are practical skills session; students will prepare in groups a scene to perform for each play studied. Due to the nature of the course, i.e. teamwork, students have to attend the acting seminars.*

*See Student’s Rights & Responsibilities page 4, “Learning and Teaching: Study Programme and Course Syllabi”.

Learning activities

A combination of resources are available, including lectures, seminars, self-study of course literature, acting seminars, and rehearsals of scene work.
Some learning outcomes can only be met and assessed through attendance to the acting seminars, which are practical skills sessions. Therefore, attendance is mandatory in such seminars.*

*See Student’s Rights & Responsibilities page 4, “Learning and Teaching: Study Programme and Course Syllabi”.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


The course literature are plays that are chosen in consultation with the teacher, and the following:

Donellan, Declan. The Actor and The Target.ISBN 9781854598387

Additional material may be introduced, but no more than 50 pages.

Course evaluation

Evaluation is an integral part of the course. A final written evaluation based on the learning outcomes is done at the end of the course via It’s Learning. This evaluation is used as a starting point for an oral evaluaton which includes a discussion of measures to be taken to develop the course. The result of the evaluation is summarized and made available in a report to be used as a basis for future courses. Evaluatuion is subsequently summarized and published on the home page. Student participation takes place through the course council.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Language and Linguistics.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57345

Application

28 August 2017 - 05 November 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mah-73104

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK

Open for late application

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