SINGING AND MUSIC 2 - 2021/2
Module code: MUT2023
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module is focused on providing students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of technical singing and musicianship within the context of Musical Theatre. Classes are practical, with continued exploration of individual vocal growth and development. Classes include individual singing tutorials, small group singing, repertoire exploration, the integration of song and dance, and vocal presentation. As the module progresses, lessons will examine the application of advanced technical control, use of vocal qualities, and musicianship required across a variety of historical and cultural musical theatre genres and styles.
Guildford School of Acting
OWENS Racheal (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: W311
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 4
Tutorial Hours: 29
Practical/Performance Hours: 98
Captured Content: 19
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of Singing and Music 1
Individual tutorials and small group singing classes will provide a platform for students to apply advanced principals of voice production and secure a robust and healthy technical practice. Song and dance, as well as vocal presentation will promote an integration of vocal practice with dance/movement, and acting/story-telling. Students will continue to cultivate a greater sense of musicianship and the application of appropriate vocal qualities across a variety of historical and cultural musical theatre genres and styles within repertoire classes. Throughout this module students will continue to develop critical and analytical skills of personal practice, application, and awareness conducive to professional practice. This module includes:
- 1 to 1 Singing Tutorials: private tutorials in pedagogy and technique
- Small Group Singing: pedagogy and technique in small groups
- Repertoire: development repertoire and musicianship
- Song and Dance: integration of skills
- Vocal Presentation: integration of skills
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Continuous Assessment: Singing||60|
|Practical based assessment||Practical Based Assessment: Singing - Technical Singing and Presentation Exam (Teaching Block 2)||40|
The Assessment Strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate vocal progress and a sound development of singing/music skills, singing technique, and theoretical knowledge.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Practical Based Assessment: Singing – Continual Assessment (Process) 60%
- Singing assessment based on in class technical development and progress: breath control and support, posture and alignment, voice quality and vocal set up.
- Inclusive of personal practice habits, evidence of journaling, active engagement in 1 to 1 tutorials, meeting set goals.
- Formative verbal feedback.
Practical Based Assessment: Singing – Technical Singing and Presentation Exam 40% (Summative)
- Singing assessment based on technique and presentation: Demonstration of breath control and support, posture and alignment, voice quality and vocal set up, within the context of solo song presentation.
- Integration of acting/storey-telling and technical singing.
- Summative written feedback.
Formative assessment is crucial to this module. In mirroring industry practice, students are given detailed constant verbal feedback during classes and rehearsal, which enables students to develop and act upon notes given. Students are encouraged to create a reflective journal which encourages and develops their own reflective practice.
- To advance the understanding of the vocal mechanism, support system, breath management, and vocal control.
- To advance and secure healthy and robust singing technique specific to the musical theatre performer conducive to 8 shows per week.
- To further develop the application of musicianship: musical style, genre etc.
- To develop the knowledge of musical theatre repertoire across a variety of musical genres
- To continue development of confidence as a soloist or ensemble member.
- To integrate technical singing with dance and movement, as well as acting and story-telling
|001||Demonstrate integrated skills in acting, singing and dancing to a professional level.||P|
|002||Examine current and historical practitioners; their theories and practices.||K|
|003||Develop a sophisticated tool kit of performance techniques||K|
|004||Critically analyse, reflect upon and evaluate yours and other’s work||C|
|005||Examine research theory and its application||C|
|006||Develop a performance, imagination and understanding of style and genre||C|
|007||Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context||T|
|008||Develop a professional profile through selection, preparation and performance material||T|
|009||Communicate effectively in a physical, verbal or written forum||T|
|010||Develop and demonstrate the effective application of learned practices||P|
|011||Demonstrate creative, original and imaginative approaches to work in performance||P|
|012||Demonstrate a continually developing approach to skills acquisition||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
· Provide students with advanced knowledge that will support further development in singing and musicianship. Students will work in ensemble and private learning environments and will receive regular verbal feedback from tutors.
· Encourage a secured, healthy and robust singing technique in relation to the variety of historical and cultural genres and styles of musical theatre
· Encourage and cultivate confidence through instruction and the application of information.
· Encourage the integration of skills: singing, acting and dance.
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MUT2023
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
|Musical Theatre 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 2021/2 academic year.