REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE - 2018/9

Module code: MUT3014

Module Overview

In terms of the ethos of the training at GSA Level 6 study requires students to apply advanced understanding of technique and sustained personal process to a range of rehearsal and performance projects.
Practical
Students are encouraged to create two distinct performances of professional standard. Throughout the process students will be encouraged to see the module as the beginning of a career in the industry, performing to agents, casting directors and other industry professionals; taking responsibility for making links, sustaining business contacts and involving the wider world in their work.
Performances are seen as sequences that are linked by reflection and application of a sustained methodology and technique; with the student playing a range of characters and, in at least one of the three projects, working as a member of a musical theatre ensemble.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

WOOLFORD JR Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W470

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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Due to the demands of performance and rehearsal it is expected that students have attended Advanced Techniques 1 and 2 to ensure healthy and secure delivery of integrated skills and have completed The Book Musical in Semester 1.

Module content

This module contains two rehearsal and performance projects delivered over 300 hours of study and rehearsal. These are usually presented in campus theatres or local professional theatres.

AREAS OF STUDY(Practical)
Vocal technique in praxis
Dance technique in praxis
Acting technique in praxis
Understanding of systems of rehearsal
Understanding of sustaining creativity
Stamina and Flexible approaches to objectives Engagement with professional methods of delivery

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PROJECT 1: PROCESS 25
Coursework PROJECT 1: PERFORMANCE 25
Coursework PROJECT 2: PROCESS 20
Coursework PROJECT 2: PERFORMANCE 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is based on the Learning Outcomes. Students will be assessed on their ability to:
Demonstrate responsibility and rigor in presenting work that is clear, consistent and has a clear critical/artistic merit
Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation.
Demonstrate effective vocal delivery.
Display expressive and flexible movement skills.
Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing and Dance).
Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance.

Module aims

  • To encourage responsible and consistent attitudes towards self-management and self-presentation.
  • To evidence a sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation
  • To explore stratagems for a life-long commitment to the process of seeking and acquiring creative, artistic and commercial opportunities
  • To consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character
  • To integrate Acting, Voice, Singing and Dance techniques acquired and developed at Levels Four and Five
  • To provide a working environment which adheres to professional values and codes of conduct, employing professional directors and designers
  • To develop creative and intelligent engagement with group and collective processes and the interplay between the performers' conscious and subconscious resources in the realisation of performance
  • To develop creative and intelligent engagement and cogent research skills throughout performance.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate responsibility and rigor in presenting work that is clear, consistent and has a clear critical/artistic merit. CKPT
002 Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation. CKPT
003 Demonstrate effective vocal delivery. CKPT
004 Display expressive and flexible movement skills. CKPT
005 Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing and Dance). CKPT
006 Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance. CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching methods include:
Across the semester this module is delivered over 300 hours of taught hours and independent/guided study over two periods of 5 or 6 weeks within the semester, mirroring best industry practice and enabling a fully realised rehearsal period.
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Place an emphasis on the practical development of skills that are required for imminent entry into the profession. The module provides students with practical experience of a rehearsal process that integrates various points of study from the Programme, providing valuable experience that enables them to enter the industry.

The approach of the module is vocational in intent and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room.

Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SurreyLearn and also receive individual tutorials and from tutors and industry professionals to help inform their practice.

Students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the schedule.

Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.

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 AND PERFORMANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mut3014

Other information

None

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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.