Course Description

Course Name

Approaches to Directing

Session: VLNF3421

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: practical essay [50%], project analysis [50%]
This workshop-based module provides students with an opportunity to examine the multifaceted role of the director. Through investigating methodologies, writings and productions of a select number of twentieth-century directors. The module will offer students a chance to interrogate what is understood as 'Directors? theatre'. Students will explore directing practices and processes as a means to understand the directors role as autuer, their function within the rehearsal room, and how they achieve the 'final product'. The module will focus on investigating various fundamental principles of performance-making and explore the various resources and skills employed by directors in a range of live performance contexts. This will include the analysis of text, working with performers, staging, mise en scene, staging configurations, sound, light and scenography.

*Course content subject to change