PUBLIC PERFORMANCE PROJECT - 2018/9

Module code: MUTM022

Module Overview

Students will be cast and directed in a musical selected by GSA, the selection to be determined by the skills and the dynamics available in each student group.  There will be four or five weeks of full-time rehearsals followed by a performance week of dress rehearsals and four or five public performances.  The musical will be supported by a Director, a Musical Director and choreographer who will give continuous feedback on student progress throughout the course of rehearsals.  Students will learn to negotiate a process of engagement with full production values and staff, comprising costume and make-up supervisors, set and lighting designers and a full professional structure of stage management and technicians.  Guidance on appropriate methodologies and the determining of appropriate goals will be given by the director and disseminated by the DSM.  Directors and production staff are selected from members of the faculty, the production courses and from a pool of professional working directors and technicians. 

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

NICHOLLS SJ 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

All compulsory MAMT Modules except Advanced Practice

Module content

Indicative content includes:

The module will commence with preliminary auditions requiring preparation of appropriate presented material to a professional panel.  Recall auditions will ensue until the final casting is decided according to individual ability and developmental needs.  There will be four or five weeks of intensive rehearsal with the director, musical director and choreographer, together with consultations with design, wardrobe, make-up and marketing departments.  This is followed by a production week that will include a demanding and lengthy technical rehearsal and two dress rehearsals.  The module will culminate at least four public performances.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PERFORMANCE 70
Practical based assessment CONTRIBUTION TO CREATIVE PROCESS 30

Alternative Assessment

Students will be offered an alternative casting opportunity either within or outside of GSA. Alternatively the student would be required to create a short individual performance demonstrating the learning outcomes. (Practical). These assessments must be completed by the end of the summer resit period.

Assessment Strategy

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

 Ability to perform with surety in a performance and evidence a credible approach to and the creative and rehearsal process.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Performance: Practical (70%)

Weeks 14 & 15 (depending on project casting)

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Vocal technique in practice 1,2,3,4,5

Dance technique in practice 1,2,3,4,5

Acting technique in practice 1,2,3,4,5

Engagement with professional methods of delivery 1,2,3,4,5

 

Contribution to creative process (30%)

Weeks 14 & 15 (depending on project casting)

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Vocal technique 1,2,3,4,5

Dance technique 1,2,3,4,5

Acting technique 1,2,3,4,5

Understanding of systems of development 1,2,3,4,5

Creative Approach 1,2,3,4,5

Stamina and Flexible approaches to objectives 1,2,3,4,5

Engagement with professional methods of delivery 1,2,3,4,5

 

Formative assessment and feedback

Formative: Continual Process Assessment

(PRACTICAL- FORMATIVE)

 

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 this feedback can be discussed after reflection. This will take place in each class.

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Vocal technique 1,2,3,4,5

Dance technique 1,2,3,4,5

 Acting technique 1,2,3,4,5

Understanding of systems of development 1,2,3,4,5

Creative Approach 1,2,3,4,5

Stamina and Flexible approaches to objectives 1,2,3,4,5

 Engagement with professional methods of delivery 1,2,3,4,5

Module aims

  • To consolidate the skills learned in training by creating and performing a character as cast in a professional-standard public production, incorporating integrated acting, dance/movement, voice and music/singing techniques.
  •  To contribute appropriately to ensemble practice in a professional environment
  • To manage personal engagement in an environment which, as nearly as possible, follows the professional model with professional directors, musical directors, choreographers and designers
  • To sustain and develop a working performance technique throughout the demands of a series of public performances.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstration of and ability to apply a pro-active and positive commitment to rehearsal process and ensemble practice.  KCPT
2 Rigorous self-discipline in terms of time-keeping, rehearsal energy and professional practice.  KCPT
3 The ability to apply skill and knowledge in order to effect an appropriate, truthful and contextually accurate interpretation of a character within musical theatre.  KCPT
4 The ability to be creative and imaginative within the bounds of a prescribed text and to respond positively and constructively to direction.  KCPT
5 The ability to demonstrate flexibility, variation and depth within the realisation of a musical theatre character KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 60

Independent Study Hours: 55

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Professional standard auditions

Group and independent research

Group and individual rehearsals

Dress rehearsals and technical inductions

Performances

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 PUBLIC PERFORMANCE PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mutm022

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.