NEW MUSICAL - 2018/9

Module code: MUTM026

Module Overview

Students will be cast and directed in a new musical developed by GSA. 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 develop skills acquired in the Public Performance project by
applying them to a new musical, providing challenges of creating original characters without reference to previous
productions. 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

WOOLFORD JR Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W312

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All compulsory MFAMT Modules in Semesters 1, 2 and 3

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: Practical 70
Practical based assessment Contribution to creative process: Practical 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

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 10 and 11 (depending on project casting and scheduling)
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 10 and 11 (depending on project casting and scheduling)
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 an original character in a
    new musical 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 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
001 Demonstration of and ability to apply a pro-active and positive commitment to rehearsal process and ensemble MFAMT Module Catalogue 27 June 2017 49 practice CKPT
002 Rigorous self-discipline in terms of time-keeping, rehearsal energy and professional practice CKPT
003 The ability to apply skill and knowledge in order to create an original characterization in a new musical without the benefit of studying previously created performances CKPT
004 The ability to be creative and imaginative within the bounds of a prescribed text and to respond positively and constructively to direction CKPT
005 The ability to demonstrate flexibility, variation and depth within the realisation of a musical theatre character CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

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 NEW MUSICAL : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mutm026

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.