THE ACTOR IN REHEARSAL 1 STORYTELLING / ENSEMBLE - 2019/0

Module code: ACT1032

Module Overview

Students will be expected to arrive on time and appropriately prepared for physical and vocal work. Research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of some of the modules aims. Students are required to warm up and dress appropriately for classes.

 

The Actor in Rehearsal offers an opportunity for integration of principles and skills from across the programme. Like a canvas the actor may use the rehearsal room to experiment with and apply their training in relation to different theatrical forms and rehearsal processes.

 

Story Telling and Ensemble connects us to the fundamentals of community.

 

This rehearsal module begins a process of questioning around physical engagement and the embodiment of narrative. The process is practice-based and involves the whole physical being of the actor in relation to ensemble and the basics of storytelling.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

NETHERCLIFT Sabina (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: W410

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Continuous Assessment with a sharing of work 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

x

Module aims

  • • Engender trust in the ensemble.
  • • Inspire an open, generous and playful approach to the practical and analytical tools of the actor creator.
  • • Explore the basics of narrative and storytelling.
  • • Engender an appreciation of the uncertainty of knowledge.
  • • Introduce the key principles of:
    - Narrative and Storytelling.
    - Imagination and Play.
    - Ensemble / Breath / Group Impulse.
    - Space.
    - Time.
    - Trust.
    - Risk.
    - Form.
    through a range of experiential approaches and the embodiment of narratives – Created, Sourced and Lived.
  • • Encourage students to engage with a vibrant, truthful and embodied relationship to their imagination.
  • • Engender trust in the ensemble.
  • • Inspire an open, generous and playful approach to the practical and analytical tools of the actor creator.
  • • Explore the basics of narrative and storytelling.
  • • Engender an appreciation of the uncertainty of knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
006 • Practise successful collaborative and autonomous working processes. KPT
007 • Integrate an embodied understanding of creative risk taking within the work. KP
001 • Begin making embodied choices relating to character, scene, emotion and narrative. KP
002 • Demonstrate greater physical awareness of the body and its ability to affect space. KP
003 • Display a willingness to experiment and be innovative. PT
004 • Evidence the beginings of independence and self-reliance within the creative process. PT
005 • Appraise the responsibilities of the artist in the creative environment and the need for sensitivity in relation to others CPT
006 • Practise successful collaborative and autonomous working processes. KPT
007 • Integrate an embodied understanding of creative risk taking within the work. KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 96

Methods of Teaching / Learning

x

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 THE ACTOR IN REHEARSAL 1 STORYTELLING / ENSEMBLE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act1032

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting BA (Hons) 1 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 2019/0 academic year.