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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Italian A and Theatre and Performance

Programme code:BA-IT/A&THEAUCAS code:R3W4
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:I.Cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

QAA Subject benchmark statement Languages and Related Subjects
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/languages07.pdf

Dance, Drama and Performance (2007)
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Pages/Subject-benchmark-statement-Dance-drama-performance.aspx

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Enable students to study the disciplines of Italian and Theatre/Performance to the same depth as Single Honours students of the disciplines, but with less breadth in each. This means that Joint Honours students will normally be required to take compulsory modules and a subset of the optional modules that are also part of the corresponding Single Honours degree programmes, and that they will be assessed on those modules using criteria identical to those applied to Single Honours students. Joint Honours students will reach the same levels of fluency and accuracy in Italian as Single Honours students;
- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by means of a cornerstone module: Introduction to Audio-Visual Cultures, exploring a particular aspect of the field of Theatre/ Performance;
- At Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing;
- Require students to undertake one year residence abroad in the third year at a Italian university where students follow regular university modules, previously approved by the Leeds Residence Abroad Tutor. Subject to the approval of the Residence Abroad Committee in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, students may do a work placement in Italy;
- Give students at Level Three the opportunity to undertake an in-depth piece of independent research in the realms of theatre and performance including a case study of Italian theatre and culture. In addition, students should use original source materials in the target language;
- Require students to acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines;
- Provide a basis for further advanced study in Theatre/Performance and Italian, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area;
- Have the flexibility to allow students to change programme upon successful completion of Level One, subject to approval.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in each of their two main subjects, a 20 credit cornerstone module and 20 credits of discovery modules. The discovery credits may take the form of either further modules in one or both main subjects or modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ITAL1010Italian Language A
Pre-requisite for: ITAL2015
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI1703Performance Project 1: From Text to Performance20 creditsSemester 2
PECI1711Performance Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following optional modules:

ITAL1034Art and Literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: An Introduction10 creditsSemester 1
ITAL1040Italy from Fascism to the Present10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study one of the following optional modules:

ITAL1085Skills and Issues in Italian Studies10 creditsSemester 2
ITAL1150Italian Cinema: An Introduction10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may choose to take one of the following module instead of a Discovery Module:

PECI1704Exploring Performance: Cultures and Contexts20 creditsSemester 2
PECI1705Making Dance Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
PECI1706Managing Festivals and Events20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PECI1707Exploring the Performing Arts20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
PECI1708Exploring the Musical20 creditsSemester 2

As part of your induction to academic work, and in order to provide you with additional support in key areas of your programme, students are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to undertake the following 5-credit Study Skills module. This module resides above the required 120 credits students take in Level 1 and as such it is not compulsory, but it draws together key guidance that augments provision elsewhere.

MODL1500LCS Academic Essentials5 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules:


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ITAL2015Italian Language A
Pre-requisite for: ITAL9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI2704Interpreting Theatre and Performance Histories20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules. (Note: not all optional modules are available every year.)

ITAL2023Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2025Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2090Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2095The Italian Renaissance: Ideals and Realities20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2300Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2400Tall Tales: An Introduction to the Italian Short Story20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their Italian options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Italian in level 2, including ITAL2015.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules

PECI2701Creative Practice and Performance Contexts20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2702Researching Theatre and Performance20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2706Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2707Arts Marketing20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2708Exploring Musical Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2709Performance Design20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2710Industry Study20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI2711   
PECI2713Performer Training in the C20th and C21st20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2714Politics, Identity and Performance20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will spend the third year of the programme in Italy, approved by the School.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module

ITAL9001Year Abroad in Italy120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Theatre and Performance and 40 credits in Italian, including a 40 credit Final Year Project module taken on the Theatre and Performance side but which will cover both named subjects. The remaining 20 credits can be taken in either of the two named subjects or as a Discovery Module.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ITAL3010Italian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI3700Independent Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules. (Note: not all optional modules are available every year.)

ITAL3110Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3153Primo Levi: From Testimony to Fiction20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3233Minority Languages and Dialects in Italy from Fascism to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3253Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Italian Novels20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3310'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern20 creditsSemester 1
ITAL3340Bad Christmas Films: The Italian Cinepanettone20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3350Specialised Uses of Italian20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3370Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3375A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3400Made in Italy. Italian for Business20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3450Family Novels: Life Stories, Gender and Social Change in Modern Italy20 creditsNot running in 201718

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules

PECI3701Contemporary Issues in Arts and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3704Independent Practice20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PECI3705Arts and Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3706Inter-cultural Performance20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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