Module code: ACT1016

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 4

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 78

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment STORYTELLING PROJECT 50
Practical based assessment GREEKS PROJECT 50

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students will be expected to attend warm-up sessions and arrive appropriately prepared for physical work. Detailed and extensive research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of the modules aims and objectives.

Module overview

This module begins the process of the physical engagement of the actor. It is a practice-based approach that involves the whole physical being of the actor in the creation of narrative.

Module aims

Provide students with a physical vocabulary for acting

Encourage students to engage with a vibrant and truthful relationship to their imagination.

Inspire an open, generous and playful approach to working.

Explore the basics of narrative and storytelling

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate greater physical awareness of the body and its ability to affect space.
2 Realise choices relating to character, scene and emotion
3 Demonstrate clarity, extension and isolation of movement.
4 Demonstrate a stronger link between imagination and physicality.
5 Demonstrate an integration of techniques and skills acquired in Voice, Movement and Singing
6 Display a willingness to experiment and be innovative.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 Indicative content includes:

The first half of the semester will be spent working on ancient Greek texts

The second half of the semester will be spent working on a devised storytellling project

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Prepare students for a performance for each of the two assessments

Prepare students to be physically bold and engaged during performance

Give students the chance to begin to integrate skills from the other modules of semester 1

 The learning and teaching methods include:

 6 hours of practical workshop per week for 12 weeks of semester 1

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for REHEARSAL MODULE 1 :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting BA (Hons) 1 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 2017/8 academic year.