LARGE SCALE SEASON - 2019/0

Module code: ACT3015

Module Overview

Students will be expected to arrive 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 rehearsal.

 

Building on the Mid-Scale production this module allows the student to focus on the research and preparation of a role (or roles) within a larger scale, full production.

 

Large Scale Production offers an opportunity for integration of principles and skills from across the programme in relation to a fully supported Industry facing production.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

WARD Barbara (GSA)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W410

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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

 


  • Rehearse and performance of a large scale production.


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Continual Assessment – Preparation / Rehearsal Process and Performance. 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

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

 

Readiness to take on responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts.


Understanding of procedures, skills and abilities required for involvement in industry-level work.


Capacity to work effectively within a professional company.

 

 Assimilation of skills and judgment to deliver a high quality, professional performance for industry professionals.
 

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

 

Continuous assessment of preparation, process, full-time rehearsal and performance of a large-scale production to the public and Industry professionals

 

Formative assessment and feedback will be given through a session in the middle of teaching block 2. Formative feedback will also occur during practical sessions on a verbal basis. The feedback will usually be in a group context, but may sometimes happen one to one with the tutor.


 

Module aims

  • • Thoroughly prepare the trainee actor for engagement in the professional performance industry.
  • • To consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character.
  • • To provide a working environment which adheres to professional values and codes of conduct.
  • • Develop responsible and consistent attitudes towards self-management.
  • • Develop and deploy appropriate research methods and strategies.
  • • Develop a sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 • Display a readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts. CKPT
002 • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility. CKPT
003 • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the ability to operate autonomously and effectively. within and across a variety of professional environments. CKPT
004 • Evidence a clear understanding of and connection to the text. CKPT
005 • Demonstrate effective vocal delivery. CKPT
006 • Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance. CKPT
007 • Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of the company. CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 120

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 

Develop the skills learnt in Levels 4 and 5 in full rehearsal and performance situations.
 

Engage the student with the research and preparation required for a full, larger scale production.


The learning and teaching methods include:

Rehearsals led by Senior Tutor or Visiting professional.
Group and independent research.
Tutorials.
Audition sessions.
Performances in a Mid-Scale venue.

Practical, skills based and tutor led group sessions following traditional formats.
Visual, Audio and Kinaesthetic methods of learning – including use of VLE.

 

180 hours in teaching Block 1

120 hours for self-reflection, research, documentation and rehearsal preparation time.

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 LARGE SCALE SEASON : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act3015

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery is year-long due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Blocks 1, 2 and 3.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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.