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Main Stage Theatre Production: Processes - TFT00082H

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Karen Quigley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

This module sits alongside the Main Stage Theatre Production: Practice and is focused on enhancing your professionalism as theatre-makers and your employability, by developing your ability to document, analyse and reflect on your work on an ongoing basis throughout the project.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24

Module aims

Module aims:

- to help you develop your understanding of the processes underlying successful main stage performance

- to provide you with opportunities for ongoing reflection and continuous self-development as a theatre-maker

- to introduce you to performance and production practices of a range of styles and approaches

- to develop approaches to documenting your practice which reflect your aims and tastes as a theatre-maker

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you are expected to be able to:

- think reflectively about your work and position it in relation to other established and emerging practice and research

- analyse lucidly, and report on, the key decisions informing your work on the Main Stage Theatre Production

- supportively and critically engage with the work of other group members increase their employability and professionalism by using the learning on both modules to consider the creative work they want to make in the future.

Module content

This module provides students with the opportunity to consider and develop their work as theatre-makers. It invites students to contextualise their work within the professional theatre industry and wider cultural sector and to analyse their work within this context. Through lectures and workshops, the module introduces students to examples of innovative approaches to creative documentation, as well as to publications by emerging and high-profile theatre-makers. Via the development of a portfolio, the module is designed to prompt students to use their experiences on the parallel Main Stage Production: Practice module to analyse and develop their craft, to plan for their future careers and to consider how their approaches to making theatre are and could be inspired or influenced by the experiences of others.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay : Curated practice portfolio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Formative feedback is embedded in one-to-one supervision sessions and the workshop-rehearsal format.

*For summative assessments, students will lose 3 marks per workshop, seminar or practical missed for this module.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay : Curated practice portfolio
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.

Indicative reading

Examples will be drawn from relevant practice as fits the choices of texts, and will vary from year to year.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.