THE INTEGRATED BODY 2 - 2020/1
Module code: ACTM020
This module founded upon a commitment to the integration of the vocal and somatic techniques necessary for work in the theatre and for recorded media and builds on work undertaken in the previous Integrated Body 1 Module. It also refines the integration of physical performance with vocal performance.
In Voice, designated texts will be explored and performed. Students will examine technical control, use of vocal and somatic communication and performance in a number of genres and styles.
The elements of this module aim to develop and extend existing knowledge and ability and to develop a secure and consistent vocal and physical technique.
Guildford School of Acting
WARD Barbara (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must have passed Semester 1 Modules. Enrollment is required on Semester 2 modules.
Voice work deepens and refines the three areas of Primitive Voice, Voice and Text, and Speech and Accent.
Primitive Voice deepens the connection between the mind, body, imagination and emotion in the practice of making sound, establishing resonance and focussing the voice. Further work explores range and expression while integrating muscular clear articulation. Speech and Accent deepens the student’s existing awareness of speech, speech sound and speech physicality. Voice and Text classes enable the actor to communicate from a characters’ perspective, responding to the way in which an author manipulates character and story through text form and structure.
Dance classes are continued in areas such as social dance. Classes in Laban technique build on existing knowledge to extend and develop practical experiments with the Efforts applied to movement and voice, using these elements in combination as the basis for vocal and physical characterisation with reference to the work in ongoing rehearsal projects.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||SPOKEN MONOLOGUE||50|
|Practical based assessment||MOVEMENT ASSESSEMENT OF PERFORMED EXERCISES||50|
In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a practical resit opportunity will be arranged where the student will be required to present a new piece for a panel of staff for assessment. To be determined by the unit/module that is incomplete.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
1. An advanced ability to occupy space with a fully energised vocal presence and body confidence (T,P)
2. An advanced ability to adapt and take on other forms and qualities of vocal and somatic styles and rhythms (K,P)
3. A sophisticated and adaptable personal technique in voice and movement (C,K,T,P)
4. An advanced ability to imprint the voice and body safely and and effectively in a range of performance spaces and performance conditions (C, K,T,P)
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Unit 1: Movement classroom exercises (Practical) (50%) : this addresses 1, 2,3 and 4, above. This is assessed in Week 7 of Semester 2.
Unit 2: Spoken monologue (Practical) (50%) : this addresses 1, 2, 3 and 4, above. This is assessed in Week 7 of Semester 2.
Formative assessment and feedback is provided on a continuous basis in response to classroom exercises
Maintenance classes, and group/individual tutorials continue in weeks 9-15.
- To refine awareness of vocal and somatic elements of expression
- To extend the capability for sophisticated vocal and physical expression
- To further interrogate the factors indicative of and conducive to effective vocal and physical practice
- To refine students' awareness of the demands placed on the voice and body by a variety of texts
|001||An advanced ability to occupy space with a fully energised vocal presence and body confidence||PT|
|002||An advanced ability to adapt and take on other forms and qualities of movement, styles and rhythms||KP|
|003||A sophisticated and adaptable personal technique in voice and movement||KCPT|
|004||An advanced ability to imprint the voice and body safely and and effectively in a range of performance spaces and performance conditions||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 53
Independent Study Hours: 47
Tutorial Hours: 9
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Group workshops and seminars
Lectures and masterclasses
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 THE INTEGRATED BODY 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/actm020
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.