PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE 2 - 2018/9

Module code: MUTM024

Module Overview

This module extends learning undertaken in the Semester 1 & 2 Modules: Voice and Acting, Dance Techniques and
Physical Performance 1
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

CROWLEY-SMITH PS Ms (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W470

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Dance Techniques (MUMT020), Voice and Acting (MUTM016), Physical Performance 1

Module content

Weekly group classes in ballet, jazz, tap and modular classes within such fields as Commedia dell’Arte, clowning, and
social and historical dance and stage combat.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Jazz - Practical 30
Practical based assessment Ballet - Practical 40
Practical based assessment Tap – Practical 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

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 (30%)
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 (40%)
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 (30%)
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
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 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
  • To build upon and deepen the experiences of the essential dance styles and techniques gained in Dance 3 in
    order to increase and sustain technical and physical expertise
  • To encourage the further development of stylistic consistency and ensure that dance is an extension of
    dramatic expression and to strive towards making it second nature
  • To enable the students to take responsibility for the preparation of their own bodies and to continue to confront
    individual limitations and extend beyond them

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an increased vocabulary of movement/dance steps and be able to move in a way that would enable execution of given choreography with secure technique and a sense of performance and style CKPT
002 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of physical musical theatre styles CKPT
003 Demonstrate an increased understanding of safe physical practice in dance by demonstrating progress and overall improvement, changes in physicality, increased understanding and knowledge of vocabulary, and by the ability to listen, apply correction and demonstrate diligence and focus. CKPT
004 To explore and apply the potential for physical spontaneity, creativity and play and to understand these skills in the context of the rehearsal room. CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

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 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mutm024

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre MFA 1 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.