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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: THE2006 Module Title: WORKING IN THE ARTS
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: THE2006
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: ANDREWS S Dr (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Semester 1.

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


1x series of lesson/workshop plans and an accompanying commentary (2000 words)




1x project proposal in report form (1500 words)




Module Overview
This module introduces students to techniques of effective and professional working in theatre, education and arts contexts.
Module Aims
  • To introduce students to principles, skills and techniques relevant to facilitating theatre through project management and in a variety of teaching/workshop contexts (b,c,d).


  • To enable student to understand their individual experience of academic study in relation to opportunities for employment and engagement in cultural experience and social exchange (b,e)


  • To prepare students with the cognitive and social skills to support their vocational and personal development; and to provide strategies for managing skills of professional conduct in new contexts, whether local, national or international (e,f).


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to



  • Identify and apply principles, skills and techniques of facilitating theatre teaching/workshops and through managing small projects (A1, C2, D2, D3)


  • Articulate the relevance of their developing academic study to potential employment or engagement in cultural experience (A3, B1, D1)


  • Identify specific cognitive and social skills, apply these to new contexts and develop flexible responses to new real-life situations in the arts (D1, D2, D4).


Module Content

The module will introduce specific areas of self, arts and project management, which may include CV preparation, marketing strategies, funding applications, budgeting, time management and writing project proposals.  It will also introduce models of structuring workshops and taught sessions that relate to the nature and function of theatre in different cultural and social contexts.  The module will be supported by content from fields such as  organisation and self-management, arts policy and management, education.


Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lecture/seminars, role-play, student observation and practical activities


Selected Texts/Journals

Required Reading :



Antonacopoulou, Elena P. 2005. Learning, working and living : Mapping the terrain of working life learning. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan.



Recommended Reading :


Impro, carey, johnstone Chong Grady, Yeoman, Allen, Esiner 82, Lacy, Antonacop (Allen 2002; Antonacopoulou 2005; Carey 2006; Chong 2002; Eisner 1982; Grady 2006; Johnstone 1999; Lacy 1995)


(Tumelty, 2008))




Antonacopoulou, Elena P. 2005. Learning, working and living : Mapping the terrain of working life learning. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Carey, John. 2006. What good are the arts? Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.


Chong, Derrick. 2002. Arts management. London ; New York: Routledge.


Eisner, Elliot W. 1982. Cognition and curriculum : A basis for deciding what to teach. The john dewey society lecture series. New York: Longman.


Grady, Jamie. 2006. A simple statement : A guide to nonprofit arts management and leadership. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Johnstone, Keith. 1999. Impro for storytellers:  Theatresports and the art of making things happen. London: Faber and Faber.


Lacy, Suzanne. 1995. Mapping the terrain : New genre public art. Seattle, Wash.: Bay Press.



Tumelty, S, Which? CV and Interview Handbook. Cambridge: Proquest, 2008.



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