THE INTEGRATED BODY 2 - 2017/8

Module code: ACTM020

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

WARD BJ Miss (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

W410

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment SPOKEN MONOLOGUE 50
Practical based assessment MOVEMENT ASSESSEMENT OF PERFORMED EXERCISES 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  Students must have passed Semester 1 Modules.  Enrollment is required on Semester 2 modules.

Module overview

 

 

 This module founded upon a commitment to the integration of the vocal and somatic techniques necessary for work in the theatre and for recorded media and builds on work undertaken in the previous Integrated Body 1 Module.  It also refines the integration of physical performance with vocal performance.

In Voice, designated texts will be explored and performed. Students will examine technical control, use of vocal and somatic communication and performance in a number of genres and styles.

The elements of this module aim to develop and extend existing knowledge and ability and to develop a secure and consistent vocal and physical technique.  

 

 

Module aims

To refine awareness of vocal and somatic elements of expression

To extend the capability for sophisticated vocal and physical expression

To further interrogate the factors indicative of and conducive to effective vocal and physical practice

To refine students' awareness of the demands placed on the voice and body by a variety of texts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
An advanced ability to occupy space with a fully energised vocal presence and body confidence KCPT
An advanced ability to adapt and take on other forms and qualities of movement, styles and rhythms KCP
A sophisticated and adaptable personal technique in voice and movement KCPT
An advanced ability to imprint the voice and body safely and and effectively in a range of performance spaces and performance conditions KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Voice work deepens and refines the three areas of Primitive Voice, Voice and Text, and Speech and Accent. 

Primitive Voice deepens the connection between the mind, body, imagination and emotion in the practice of making sound, establishing resonance and focussing the voice.  Further work explores range and expression while integrating muscular clear articulation.  Speech and Accent deepens the student’s existing awareness of speech, speech sound and speech physicality.  Voice and Text classes enable the actor to communicate from a characters’ perspective, responding to the way in which an author manipulates character and story through text form and structure.

Dance classes are continued in areas such as social dance.  Classes in Laban technique build on existing knowledge to extend and develop practical experiments with the Efforts applied to movement and voice, using these elements in combination as the basis for vocal and physical characterisation with reference to the work in ongoing rehearsal projects.

 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Group workshops and seminars

Individual tutorials

Lectures and masterclasses

 

 

Assessment Strategy

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


1. An advanced ability to occupy space with a fully energised vocal presence and body confidence (T,P)
2. An advanced ability to adapt and take on other forms and qualities of vocal and somatic styles and rhythms (K,P)
3. A sophisticated and adaptable personal technique in voice and movement (C,K,T,P)
4. An advanced ability to imprint the voice and body safely and and effectively in a range of performance spaces and performance conditions (C, K,T,P)

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Unit 1: Movement classroom exercises (Practical) (50%) : this addresses 1, 2,3 and 4, above. This is assessed in Week 7 of Semester 2.
Unit 2: Spoken monologue (Practical) (50%) : this addresses 1, 2, 3 and 4, above. This is assessed in Week 7 of Semester 2.

Formative assessment and feedback is provided on a continuous basis in response to classroom exercises
Maintenance classes, and group/individual tutorials continue in weeks 9-15.

Reading list

Reading list for THE INTEGRATED BODY 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/actm020

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting MA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Acting MFA 2 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 2017/8 academic year.