MID-SCALE SEASON - 2020/1
Module code: ACT3014
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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.
The Mid - Scale Production project builds on the work of Level 5 module The Actor in Rehearsal / Collaboration within Industry.
Small Scale Production offers an opportunity for integration of principles and skills from across the programme in relation to a fully supported production.
The Production is based in a studio or other mid-scale setting, preparing for the Large-Scale Production Module in Teaching Block 2.
Guildford School of Acting
RYAN Rosemarie (GSA)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: W410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Rehearsal and performance of a Mid-Scale production.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Continual Assessment - Preparation / Rehearsal Process and Performance.||100|
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 mid-scale production to the public and Industry professionals
Formative assessment and feedback will be given through a session in the middle of teaching block 1. 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.
- • Thoroughly prepare the actor for engagement in the professional performance industry.
- • To consolidate the skills required for creating and sustaining character.
- • To provide a working environment which adheres to professional values and codes of conduct.
- • Develop responsible and consistent attitudes towards self-management and self-presentation.
- • Develop a sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation.
- • Prepare the trainee actor for a lifelong commitment to the process of seeking and acquiring creative, artistic and commercial opportunities.
|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 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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 120
Practical/Performance Hours: 180
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop the skills learnt in Levels 4 and 5 in a full rehearsal and performance situation.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Rehearsals led by Senior Tutor or Visiting professional.
Group and independent research.
Performances in a Mid-Scale venue.
Practical, skills based and tutor led group sessions following traditional formats.
Visual, Audio and Kinesthetic 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 for MID-SCALE SEASON : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act3014
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.
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 2020/1 academic year.