REHEARSAL MODULE 3 - 2018/9

Module code: ACT2017

Module Overview

This module develops on the Rehearsal Modules of Level 4 by demanding a more expansive physical commitment.

The first half of the semester will focus on the rehearsal of scenes from Shakespeare.

The second half of the semester will focus on a devised comedy project.

Both projects will culminate in presentation to the student body.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BURDESS DP Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: W490

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students will be expected to attend warm-up sessions and arrive appropriately prepared for physical work. Detailed and extensive research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of the modules aims and objectives.

Module content


Indicative content includes:


During the first half of the semester, students will work with a Tutor/Director on scenes from Shakespeare. The scenes will be presented at the end of the rehearsal period to a student audience.

During the second half of the semester, students will work with a Tutor/Director on a devised comedy project. The results will be presented at the end of the rehearsal period to a student audience.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment SHAKESPEARE/CONTEMPORARIES: PROCESS/PERFORMANCE 50
Practical based assessment COMEDY: PROCESS/PERFORMANCE 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Lift the actor's expectations of her/his own work by making a positive step towards mature practice.
  • Develop an understanding of what is required in the delivery of complex text.
  • Further develop an ability to reflect cogently upon and document personal learning.
  • Extend and challenge the nature and level of the student's physical and emotional engagement with the work.
  • Increase the students' sophistication in their understanding and development of narrative structure.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate an increasingly confident approach to work on complex text and character.
2 Demonstrate an increased physical and emotional commitment to the work.
3 Demonstrate a developing sophistication in their understanding of narrative structure.
4 Present the results of analytical and critically reflective processes in a manner commensurate with the standards of undergraduate study at Level 5.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 6

Methods of Teaching / Learning


The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Enable students to test their developing personal preparation and rehearsal process.


The learning and teaching methods include:


12 hours of workshop/rehearsal per week for 12 weeks of semester 1.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for REHEARSAL MODULE 3 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act2017

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.