PERFORMANCE 2 - 2020/1

Module code: ACTM046

Module Overview

Students will be cast and directed in a play selected by GSA, to expand on their existing repertoire. The selection will be determined by the skills and the dynamics available in each student group, and the contrast required to the play chosen for Public Production 1. Directors and production staff are selected from members of the faculty, the production courses and from a pool of professional working directors and technicians.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BESSELL Jacquelyn (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W410

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

There will be approximately four weeks of intensive rehearsal with the director, together with consultations with design, wardrobe, make-up and marketing departments. This is followed by a production week that will include a demanding and lengthy technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal(s). The module will culminate at least four public performances.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Performance in public production 70
Practical based assessment Contribution to process 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

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

1. a sophisticated understanding of style and genre (C)

2. knowledge of a range of practices and performance styles (K)

3. effective collaborative strategies in rehearsal and performance (T)

4. discipline and a consistent approach to work in a professional context (P)

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Practical assessment of student’s performance in the public production (70%), this addresses 1 and 2, above.

• Practical assessment of the student’s contribution to the process (30%), this addresses 3 and 4, above.

Formative assessment

Notes will be given by the director at each rehearsal, and other members of the creative team will provide feedback where appropriate.

Feedback See above.

Module aims

  • • consolidate the skills learned in Public Production 1, and throughout training, by creating and performing a character as cast in a professional-standard public production, incorporating integrated acting, voice and movement.
  • • contribute appropriately to ensemble practice in a professional environment
  • • manage personal engagement in an environment which, as nearly as possible, follows the professional model with professional directors, designers and other creatives.
  • • sustain and develop a working performance technique throughout the demands of a series of public performances.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 1. demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of style and genre C
002 2. acquire and demonstrate knowledge of a range of practices and performance styles K
003 3. demonstrate effective collaborative strategies in rehearsal and performance T
004 4. demonstrate the ability to work with disciplined self-awareness consistent in a professional context P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to help students learn to negotiate a process of engagement with full production values and staff, comprising costume and make-up supervisors, set and lighting designers and a full professional structure of stage management and technicians.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Four or five weeks of full-time rehearsals followed by a performance week of dress rehearsals and four or five public performances. The production will be supported by a Director who will give continuous feedback on student progress throughout the course of rehearsals.

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 PERFORMANCE 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/actm046

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 MFA 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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 2020/1 academic year.