Mode of Teaching Delivery and Timetables - Theatre

Theatre Teaching Arrangements for 2020-21

The Department of Theatre is committed to provide a high quality educational experience, offering our students as much face to face time as possible whilst keeping students and staff safe. To comply with government guidelines and to ensure the safety of both our students and staff, the majority of our degree programmes will be delivered in a blended fashion in 2020-2021. This means students will engage in both online learning (live online events and pre-made online content) and on-campus learning (in-person sessions at UCC). How each programme will be delivered depends on a number of factors including the discipline being studied, the class size, external accreditation requirements and of course public health guidelines.

Notes for all students:

  • Please read the below in conjunction with the Departmental Timetables for 2020/2021, which will tell you the rooms in which you should meet if and when your meetings are face to face. There are always rooms allocated, but you should read the below to know which days you are likely to need to be in, and which days you might be working at a distance within the timetable.
  • When meeting *face to face* all classes will start 10 minutes after the timetabled start, and end 10 minutes before the timetabled end, to allow for cleaning.
  • Face-to-face Lecture/seminar classes are limited to 1h40 minutes in one go to allow for cleaning and safety.
  • Practical face-to-face classes are limited to 40 minutes’ duration at one go to allow for ventilation and safety. You may have two of these in a row with ventilation and cleaning of the room between at select times.
  • Almost all modules will include components of blended delivery – that is to say a mixture of face-to-face, and online teaching. We are doing our best to make this easy for you.
  • Depending on numbers that enrol in any given module, we may need to develop ‘attendance rotas’, where a few people work from home (remote learning) on some days. This will be done through students taking turns, and this can only be planned on a module-level basis, once you register and we have full attendance numbers. All of our modules will be either simulcast live and also recorded, so that you can attend them at a distance, on your own time, if you have to rotate home for a week. Also, if you get ill or need to self-isolate, you will be able to attend at a distance. So, even our face-to-face sessions will be distributed digitally inside Canvas.
  • You will have inductions and guidance about how all these things will work on our forthcoming Departmental Canvas Page!!!! Stay tuned.
  • The Department will have a Reading week during 9-13 November 2020. Your individual module coordinator *may* schedule special activities during that week.
  • All the below information is subject to changes, if the government changes its advice, or if the science around Covid-19 and the Performing Arts becomes clearer.

Incoming First Year Students

First Year students, your timetable and modes of delivery for Sept-December will be the following: 

Module Code

Module Name

Timetable

DR1005, 5 credits

Performative Writing: Dramaturgy (Part I)

Module Coordinator:        Dr. Roisin O’Gorman;

Lecturer: Dr. Cal Duggan.

Tuesday: 11.00 – 13.00.

This will primarily be delivered through online means, though there may be some face-to-face meetings and lectures, always in the 11-13.00 slot on Tuesdays. Once registered please check Canvas for exact schedule, but plan to be available during these times. 

Timetabled location of meeting when the meetings are face-to-face: Conn A in the Connolly Complex.

DR1007, 10 credits

Introduction: Theatre and Performative Practice

Module coordinated and delivered by:

Prof. Jools Gilson.

Monday: 09.00 – 10.00: This will be delivered through online meetings.

Tuesday: 13.00 – 15.00: Practical work will be undertaken in the University studios: in the Theatre Lab and the Granary Theatre. Check Canvas for exact detail of meeting time and place of your sub-group after 23rd September.

Friday: 09.00 – 10.00: This session will be delivered through online meetings.

Your year coordinator, Dr Bernadette Cronin, is available at b.cronin@ucc.ie to support you after admission and registration.

Second Year Students

For Second Year students, your timetable and modes of delivery will be the following. Reminder: SH students must choose 50 credits over the year; JH students must choose 30 credits in Theatre over the year. 

Module Code

Module Name

Timetable

DR2016, 10 credits

 

 

Performance Technologies

Monday: 14.00 – 16.00

Tuesday: 13.00 – 15.00

This module will be delivered through online meetings for the first half of the semester, followed by face-to-face sessions in the second half of the semester. The balance between on-line and face-to-face learning will be circa 60% on-line/40% face-to-face.

Conn A and Conn C for Monday session, when face to face.

Conn A and Conn S3 for Tuesday session, when face to face.

DR2019, 10 credits

 

 

Applied Drama and Theatre

Monday: 16.00 – 18.00

Thursday: 12.00 – 14.00

This module will be delivered with a 50%/50% balance between on-line and face to face delivery. Monday will usually be delivered on-line. Thursday will usually be delivered face to face. This may change depending on the content in a given week, but the preceding pattern will be the usual pattern. Students will recieve confirmation of meetings via Canvas.

Theatre Lab and the Granary Studio for Monday session, when it happens face to face.

Theatre Lab and the Granary Main Space for Thursday session, when it happens face to face.

Your year coordinator, Dr Róisín O’Gorman, is available at r.ogorman@ucc.ie to support you before and during registration.

Full details on your module selections across both semesters have been emailed to you - Please get in touch if you have not recieved them. 

Final Year Students

For Final/Third Year students, your timetable and modes of delivery will be as follows.

Reminder: SH students must choose 50 credits over the year; JH students must choose 30 credits in Theatre over the year; special BA Theatre International Students with us for one semester ONLY must choose 10-20 credits with us and 10-20 with your other subject, to make 30 credits, for this semester ONLY.   

Module Code

Module Name

Timetable

DR3013

20 credits

 

Final Year Project,

Module coordinator:

Bernadette Cronin

Delivered by Bernadette Cronin, Roisin O’Gorman and Julie O’Leary

Monday: 14.00 – 16.00

Wednesday: 12.00 – 14.00

Friday: 13.00 – 17.00

For larger group practicals, students will only be required to be present between 14:00 and 16:00. The space remains booked out for small group work if studnets do not have timetable conflicts, between 13-14h and 16-17h. If there are consecutive practical sessions, there will be pauses for airing and cleaning. 

Monday session for FYP is focused on the practical. Students will have a 40 minute session during the 14:00-16:00 window to be scheduled depending on enrolment size.

Wednesday session for FYP is focused on lecture/seminar learning, and will take place face-to-face in Conn A and the Theatre Lab.

Friday session for FYP will be mixed between face-to-face and online delivery. Weeks 2-5 will be online only and a-synchronous – so you can complete them when you like.

There will also by other asynchronous teaching for FYP that you can do on your own time in some weeks, either alone or in small groups.

Monday session will take place in the Granary Theatre and/or Theatre Lab.

Wednesday session will take place in Conn A and/or the Granary Theatre.

Friday session will take place in the Granary Theatre and/or Theatre Lab.

DR3015

10 credits

Performative Writing: Fields of Application

Module Coordinator/Lecturer: Roisin O’Gorman

Wednesday: 10.00 – 12.00

Friday: 10.00 – 12.00

For this module, Roisin will convene 3 face-to-face sessions for DR3015 (beginning mid point of term and end of semester) but otherwise there will be mostly online delivery, mostly synchronous (within the timetabled slots).  Check Canvas for further details, after registration.

When your delivery is face-to-face, it will take place in: The Theatre Lab and Conn A on Wednesday, and the Granary Studio and Conn A on Friday.

DR3017

10 credits

Cultures of Voicing: Advanced

 

Module Coordinator/Lecturer: Bernadette Cronin

Tuesday: 10.00 – 12.00 (first three weeks, a live meeting starting in the Theatre Lab or the Granary Theatre. Your module handbook will specify. You may move outdoors during these sessions, so bring outdoor clothes.

Thursday 09.00 – 11.00 (online most weeks)

Weeks 1-3, There will be face-to-face teaching from 10-12  on Tuesday; depending on enrolment you may be divided into smaller groups during this time. Most of the rest of the module will be delivered online, by interactive learning in the timetabled slots. There may be further sporadic live meetings in our studios or our outdoor space. Voice work is particularly challenging during the Covid pandemic, so we are taking extended safety precautions.

If you have live meetings Tuesdays or Thursdays, they will take place in the Theatre Lab and the Granary Theatre, with possible excursions outside to permit louder voicing. You may be divided into sub-groups for these meetings. Check Canvas for further details, after registration.

DR 3023

DR 3024

5 credits modules

Research internships are coordinated by Dr Bernadette Cronin. In

If you elect to take the Research Internship, In semester Internship, or other individualised modules (DR 3023 or DR 3024) these are by individual supervision and tutorials will be arranged directly with your supervisor.

Your year coordinator, Dr Róisín O’Gorman, is available at r.ogorman@ucc.ie to support you before and during registration.

Full details on your module selections across both semesters have been emailed to you. 

Theatre MA Programmes

MA Theatre and Performative Practices: Core Modules 2020 AUTUMN ONLY

Module Code

Module Name

Timetable & Information

DR6001

15 credits

Collaborative Theatre and Performative Practices:

Coordinated by Yvon Bonenfant

Wednesday, 10:00-11.40 and 13:00-13:40 in the Granary Theatre main space, with significant directed learning online to accompany this teaching.

Students are advised to keep the entire 10-6 pm slot available for work toward the achievement of the learning for this module as the 13:00 session is subject to change time, plus other independent and to-be-scheduled online learning times through the week related to specific learning collaborations. 

See Canvas after 23 September for further detail of how and when classes meet.

The Granary Theatre Main Space is reserved for all.

 

MA Arts Management and Creative Producing: Core Modules 2020 AUTUMN ONLY

Module Code

Module Name

Timetable

DR6044

5 credits

The Arts Landscape

Module coordinator:

Bernadette Cronin

Delivered by Martin Drury

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This module will be delivered largely virtually, as lecture/seminars with interactive content and discussions. However, if students wish to be on campus while attending the module, classrooms are reserved for you. The learning schedule varies from week to week. The schedule, subject to further confirmation by the module coordinator as follows, is below.

Week 2: Weds 7th Oct 1pm-4pm.

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should you want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 3: Weds 14th Oct 11-1 / 2-4pm.

11-1, Muskerry Villas Seminar Room can be used for those on campus (its capacity is limited).

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 4: Weds 21st Oct 11-1 / 2-4pm. 

11-1, Muskerry Villas Seminar Room can be used for those on campus (its capacity is limited).

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 5: Weds 28th Oct  11-1 / 2-4pm.

11-1, Muskerry Villas Seminar Room can be used for those on campus (its capacity is limited).

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 6: Weds 4th Nov11-1 / 2-4pm. 

11-1, Muskerry Villas Seminar Room can be used for those on campus (its capacity is limited).

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 7: Weds 11th Nov 11-1/ 2-4pm. 

11-1, Muskerry Villas Seminar Room can be used for those on campus (its capacity is limited).

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 8: Weds 18th Nov 2-4pm.

2-4 pm Conn A reserved, should students want to follow the programme on campus.

Week 9: Weds 25th Nov 2-4pm 11-1 and 2-4pm

To be confirmed. Note that this sesson may be moved for Reading Week, but reserve it for now.

DR6049

10 credits

Creative Producing and Curating Part 1

Coordinated by Aisling Fitzgerald

Delivered by a large team of guest lecturers and Aisling Fitzgerald.

Students need to keep the block 12:00-18:00 Thursdays open.

However, in some weeks students will meet for only 1h, and other 2, others 3 and others 4. A detailed schedule will be provided by the module coordinator in Canvas during week 1. The blend of delivery will include online and face to face sessions. When there are consecutive sessions longer than 2 hours, students will leave the room so that it can be cleaned and aired before continuing the learning experience.  

 

Need more help?

Contact theatre@ucc.ie

Department of Theatre

Roinn na hAmharclannaíochta

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97

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