Module code: ACT2027

Module Overview

EVM2 builds on EVM1, inviting students to apply their holistic movement knowledge gained in Level 4 to character and text in a range of ways. Through the year students focus on specific skills to support the development and realization of embodied, specific characters; and to work with greater criticality and awareness of the dialogue between inner impulse and outer form.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 154

Tutorial Hours: 2

Practical/Performance Hours: 144

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Content may vary according to staff specialism and availability; indicative content may include:

  • Improvisation to further develop physical awareness, literacy, and expression through task-based, and choreographic processes.

  • Engagement with specific movement styles and practices to develop greater clarity and precision of form.

  • Further work with Laban's efforts, applied to text and character, including further work with Laban efforts.

  • Animal study, to enhance skills in research, observation, and transformation.

  • Practical voice classes to further develop the vocal skills and understanding of grounding centering and alignment.

  • Applied Voice classes integrating text and accent, to expand students¿ experience with a range of genres and styles.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Embodied Movement - Continuous Assessment 50
Practical based assessment Embodied Voice - Continuous Assessment 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

  1. Imaginative and embodied approaches to work across a range of contexts, styles and genres.

  2. A range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and recorded formats, including theatre, screen and recorded voice.

  3. Development and application of self-discipline and consistency of approach

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Continuous assessment: Embodied Movement 2 (addresses 1,2,and 3 above)

  • Continuous assessment: Embodied Voice 2 (addresses 1,2,and 3 above)

Formative assessment Formative assessment and verbal feedback will be given in tutorials at the end of Teaching Block 1 and Teaching Block 2. In addition to these sessions, students will receive formative verbal feedback from tutors within class sessions in response to tasks and exercises, as appropriate

Module aims

  • Develop imaginative and embodied approaches to work across a range of contexts, styles and genres.
  • Employ a range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and recorded formats, including theatre, screen and recorded voice.
  • Develop and apply self-discipline and consistency of approach

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Develop imaginative and embodied approaches to work across a range of contexts, styles and genres. KCPT EMPLOYABILITY, GLOBAL & CULTURAL, SUSTAINABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
002 Employ a range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and recorded formats. KPT EMPLOYABILITY, DIGITAL, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
003 Develop and apply self-discipline and consistency of approach PT EMPLOYABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE

Attributes Developed

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:

  • Explore imaginative and embodied approaches to work across a range of contexts, styles and genres.

  • Broaden students experience with a range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and recorded formats.

  • Enable students to develop and apply self-discipline and consistency of approach.

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

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Other information

Guildford School of Acting trains students, within their chosen fields, to have an understanding and appreciation of Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow acting students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:


The focus on employability is embedded in the teaching, learning and assessment activities throughout every aspect of this module to nurture career ready graduates that will be sought after by employers in the creative industries. Expert staff with practitioner backgrounds deliver authentic and practical modes of working in the studio, mirroring professional practice. Students develop transferable skills including independent and collaborative working, creative, critical and reflective thinking, and problem solving.

Digital Capabilities

Throughout the module students will be required to engage with digital technologies to develop their digital literacy, to support their learning journey, Students may use specialist software to create digital content where appropriate. Students will also use traditional software and other digital technologies to undertake communication, administration, and planning.

Global & Cultural Capabilities

Through the skills taught in all classes across this module, students will develop their global, social, historical, and cultural awareness, share experiences and knowledge from their own backgrounds and cultures,¿and appreciate, recognise and interpret diverse perspectives. With an open mind and a willingness to engage in discussion, students will develop awareness and appreciate, recognise and interpret diverse perspectives in the characters and communities they will be portraying as actors-in-training. Students will be able to make informed contributions to the current debates in the creative industries.

Resourcefulness & Resilience

In this module the learning journey is carefully structured so that performance and rehearsal skills can be learned, developed, and integrated resulting in students acquiring a broad range of resources which they can continue to use throughout the rest of their training and in future employment settings. The nature of the work means students will learn to navigate uncertainty, to deal with risks and challenges, and to take on board personal and professional responsibilities. The use of formative and summative feedback will enable the students to build a thorough overview of their individual process and progress. The training features independent and collaborative learning, problem solving, communication, perseverance, stamina, critical thinking, self-management, and an understanding of self-value.


Throughout the classes, students are encouraged to reflect on the social, cultural, ethical, political, economic, and environmental impact of the work they do as individuals and collectively, and to recognise their shared responsibilities. GSA has a strong commitment to working from the studio in the most sustainable way possible. Physical and vocal classes allow the student to work in a sustained safe manner commensurate with rigors of professional delivery.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting 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 2025/6 academic year.