MUSICIANSHIP 2 - 2019/0

Module code: AMT1010

Module Overview

Instrumental Study

Students have a practical session every week with a tutor who will work through key techniques specific to their instruments within an ensemble.  The work will have an increasingly dramatic context and may involve the use of text.  

Practical Musicianship

Following on from the initial skill base looked at in level 4, students will develop further their practical musicianship skills, which may include: improvisation, aural skills, score preparation, transcribing and sight-singing/playing.  

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: W310

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Instrumental Study

Ensemble playing

Ensemble technique

Individual study

Individual technique

Practical Musicianship

May include: aural skills, transcribing, sight-reading, sight-singing, improvisation

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment INSTRUMENTAL SKILL 50
Practical based assessment PRACTICAL MUSICIANSHIP 50

Alternative Assessment

UNIT 1 – Instrumental Skill (Practical)      50% Re-Submission of task.          UNIT 2- Practical Musicianship (Practical & Written)  50% Re-submission of task.           

Assessment Strategy

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

Practical evidence of developing approach to contextual and critical analysis.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Unit 1: Instrumental Skill (Summative) 50%

Student Activity                                                                     Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Evidence of practical understanding  1,2,3,4

Evidence of developing technique 1,2,3,4

Evidence of technical ability 1,2,3,4

Evidence of engagement with process 1,2,3,4

 

Unit 2: Practical Musicianship (Summative) 50%

Student Activity                                                                     Link to Learning Outcome(s)

 

Evidence of practical understanding 1,2,3,4

Evidence of developing technique 1,2,3,4

Evidence of technical/ analytical ability 1,2,3,4

Evidence of engagement with process 1,2,3,4

 

Formative assessment and feedback:

 

Each class sequentially builds toward the assessment and throughout individual learning outcomes are covered by tutors and students receive regular verbal formative feedback individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week. Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic  learning. Students receive summative feebdack within 3weeks of the assesment taking place and this is received through SURREYLEARN or directly from Registry.

Module aims

  • To develop skills as both a solo and ensemble performer
  • To explore areas of repertoire
  • The develop practical musicianship skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an emergent ability to apply musical skill as an actor/musician KCPT
002 Demonstrate increased awareness, sensitivity and understanding as an ensemble participant KCPT
003 Identify an increasing number of your own practice and rehearsal techniques, and apply them appropriately KCPT
004 Demonstrate increased application of practical musicianship skills KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 74

Tutorial Hours: 6

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Developing an awareness and skill base, leading to an understanding of the core technique that is required for extended and best practice in the profession and higher-level study.

Enable students to acquire versatility in their musicianship and integrate their knowledge across all theatre and music theatre disciplines leading to a firm foundation moving toward extension of technique in Level 5 of actor-musician study.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Across the semester this module is delivered over 150 hours study across the semester including class, tutorials, lecture and self-directed study.

Throughout the module different learning and teaching strategies are applied to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with written feedback.

In depth.


The approach of the module is vocational in content and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials from staff to help in forming their learning experience.
Students receive regular verbal feedback both individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week.
Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure and as part of the ethos of training as an actor.
 Lesson plans are structured to take account of and deliver for students with a specifc bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling

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 MUSICIANSHIP 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt1010

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons) 2 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.