PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE - 2018/9

Module code: MUTM018

Module Overview

This module extends learning undertaken in the Semester 1 Modules: Voice and Acting and Dance Techniques.

Central to the module are classes in Jazz, Ballet and Tap as well as other styles such as Social Dance, Contemporary or Musical Theatre styles.

The aims of this compulsory module are to develop and extend existing knowledge and ability and to develop a secure and consistent fundamental technique. It will focus not only on the physical requirements of the individual disciplines but also on the understanding and application of terminology and the ability to incorporate a sense of performance.

The Module trains performers to integrate the physical demands of a role with the appropriate movement technique.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

FOX-CHAFFER S Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W311

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Dance Techniques (MUTM020), Voice and Acting (MUTM016)

Module content

Weekly group classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Physical Acting which covers such fields as Commedia dell’Arte and Clowning.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment JAZZ 20
Practical based assessment BALLET 20
Practical based assessment TAP 20
Practical based assessment PHYSICAL ACTING 40

Alternative Assessment

In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a resit opportunity will be arranged where they will be required to attend a viva voce tailored to each unit of assessment to present a critical analysis of their work which has been previously documented as part of their process through the module.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Practical levels of understanding and attainment in a range of physical performance styles.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

 

Jazz – Practical (20%)

WEEK 11

Student Activity                                               Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Consistency of style                                        1,2,3,4

Accuracy of delivery                                       1,2,3,4

Understanding of genre and form            1,2,3,4

Line and posture                                              1,2,3,4

Understanding of dynamics                        1,2,3,4

Sustainability of performance                    1,2,3,4

 

Ballet – Practical (20%)

WEEK 13

Student Activity                                               Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Consistency of style                                        1,2,3,4

Accuracy of delivery                                       1,2,3,4

Understanding of genre and form            1,2,3,4

Line and posture                                              1,2,3,4

Understanding of dynamics                        1,2,3,4

Sustainability of performance                    1,2,3,4

 

Tap – Practical (20%)

WEEK 13

 

Student Activity                                               Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Consistency of style 1,2,3,4

Accuracy of delivery 1,2,3,4

Understanding of genre and form 1,2,3,4

Line and posture 1,2,3,4

Understanding of dynamics 1,2,3,4

Sustainability of performance 1,2,3,4

 

Physical Acting – Practical (40%)

WEEK 11

 

Student Activity                                               Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Consistency of style                                       1,2,3,4,5,6

Accuracy of delivery                                       1,2,3,4,5,6

Understanding of genre and form            1,2,3,4,5,6

Line and posture                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Understanding of dynamics                        1,2,3,4,5,6

Sustainability of performance                    1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Formative assessment and feedback  

Formative: Formative Process Assessment

(PRACTICAL- FORMATIVE: Weighting 0%)

 

This is a practical formative assessment that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and receive formative feedback in preparation for the summative assessments. Students receive verbal and written feedback and also benefit from personal tutorials where 113 this feedback can be discussed after reflection. This will take place in each class.

Student Activity                                               Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Awareness of style                                         1,2,3,4,5,6

Developing accuracy of delivery                1,2,3,4,5,6

Understanding of genre and form            1,2,3,4,5,6

Line and posture                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Understanding of dynamics                        1,2,3,4,5,6

Sustainability of performance                    1,2,3,4,5,6 

Module aims

  • To further the development of stylistic consistency and ease of performance appropriate to Musical Theatre practice, within the context of present and emerging industry requirements.
  • To establish the theatrical concepts of dance and movement within the Musical Theatre traditions and to ensure its practice as an extension of dramatic expression
  • To enable the students to take responsibility for the preparation of their own bodies for a sustained career in performance.
  • To explore the performance of movement within such fields as Commedia dell'Arte, clowning, and social and historical dance.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate a competent vocabulary of movement/dance steps and execute given choreography with a sense of performance and style KCPT
002 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of physical musical theatre styles KCPT
003 Convey period, character, mood and energy through the medium of accurately executed movement  KCPT
004 Understand and be able to apply safe, autonomous methods of working physically  KCPT
005 To practically apply the concept: Being In Action KCPT
006 To explore and apply the potential for physical spontaneity, creativity and play and to understand these skills in the context of the rehearsal room KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 150

Methods of Teaching / Learning


Practical, skills based and tutor led group sessions following traditional dance class formats and physical acting.
Jazz, Ballet and Tap classes are streamed by ability to ensure appropriate learning contexts for all levels of competence.
Students are re-assessed at regular intervals and may be re-allocated to higher or lower class levels

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 PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mutm018

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre MA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Musical Theatre MFA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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.