Module code: MUT2026

Module Overview

In this module, student's are encouraged to evidence an integration of skill applied to a project designed to establish a consistent rehearsal method across an entire performance/presentation in which the student creates a coherent track, before they give public performances at Level 6. The process fully brings together the strands of their training at Levels 4 and 5 into a single performance.

Musical Theatre repertoire chosen for this project will demonstrate the history of the writing of Musical Theatre, with an awareness and appreciation of the continually developing Global perspective within the Industry, and will allow students to experience roles and styles which will develop and enhance their learning.

This module encourages students to comprehend the importance of a diet, sleep, exercise and appropriate working hours.  It promotes Equity safe spaces, positive
working ethics: collaboration, kindness, support, understanding, listening and integrity.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

OWENS Racheal (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 30

Practical/Performance Hours: 120

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Integration of dance, dialogue and song.

  • Application of methodology within dance, dialogue and song.

  • Active participation in the creative process.

  • Application of a unified approach to dance, dialogue and song.

  • Engagement in and conduct throughout the rehearsal process.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Practical: Rehearsal Process and Performance 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

Skills in rehearsal and performance/presentation, character building, physical and vocal presence, and intention in the space.

Thus, the assessment for this module consists of:

Practical: Rehearsal Process and Performance (100%)

  • Integration of disciplines

  • Contextual understanding

  • Character analysis and understanding

  • Understanding and application of theory

  • Ensemble work

  • Rehearsal and Performance/Presentation discipline


  • Formative assessment and feedback  

Formative assessment is crucial to this module. In mirroring industry practice, students are given detailed constant verbal feedback and 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.

Student activity link to Learning Outcomes

  • Integration of disciplines

  • Contextual understanding

  • Character analysis and understanding

  • Understanding and application of theory

  • Ensemble work

  • Rehearsal and performance/presentation discipline

Module aims

  • This module aims to introduce students to the process of working in rehearsal to a full final presentation
  • The module is intended to be a practical integration of all the varying skills that students have studied across Level 4 and Level 5 in a practical and supportive tutor/director led process
  • The module serves as a firm foundation for working in theatre utilising spoken text, song and dance and students are encouraged to integrate the methodology in a sustained process of acting technique, vocal technique and dance technique to form a unified approach to performance/presentation
  • Students are required to integrate sustained processes of acting technique, vocal technique and dance technique to form a unified approach to performance

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate integrated skills in acting, singing and dancing in a sustained performance K
002 Evaluate the relationship between the performer, the narrative, the rehearsal, and performance context. C
003 Develop a performance, imagination and understanding of style and genre. C
004 Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context. T
005 Develop and demonstrate the effective application of learned practices. P
006 Demonstrate creative, original and imaginative approaches to work in performance. P

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:

Place an emphasis on the practical development of skills that are required for extended and best practice in the profession. To enable students to acquire skills in character building, physical presence and intention in the space.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Rehearsal

  • Group Seminars

  • Group and Individual and research sessions

The module is delivered over 150 hours study across the term including, class, seminar and self-study.

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.

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Other information

GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.

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.