MUSICIANSHIP 4 - 2017/8

Module code: AMT2010

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

TURNER TD Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W310

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 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT UNIT 1: INSTRUMENTAL STUDY 50
Practical based assessment SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT UNIT 2: ORCHESTRATION AND ARRANGEMENT 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A - Re-submission of task

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

The purpose of this module is to help you continue to develop an increasing range of independent learning skills in your individual instrumental discipline, and to enable you to capitalise on and develop further your performing skills as a solo and an ensemble performer.

In addition building on techniques learnt at Level 4 and Musicianship 3 at Level 5 the module will develop knowledge and skills required to orchestrate and arrange for theatrical pieces and different size ensembles and the styles of music needed for actor/musician work creating and increasingly autonomous approach to your work and the skill base needed to support an actor/musician ensemble through the creation of new work, and as an ensemble in rehearsal and performance.

Module aims

To acquire advanced orchestration and arranging skills and the versatility to apply them to a range of musical styles and performance situations

To apply orchestration and arrangement knowledge to practical assignments.

To facilitate the creative use of style within the arrangement process

To develop further a range of skills as both solo and ensemble performer.

To explore your own interests in repertoire, and to discover areas of repertoire new to you.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate a much greater understanding of the need for and purpose of a professional approach to music-making
Identify an increasing number of your own practice and rehearsal techniques, and apply them appropriately
Demonstrate greater awareness, sensitivity and understanding as an ensemble participant
Apply the skills you have acquired in orchestration and arrangement to a variety of musical styles and performance situations
Handle large ensembles with confidence.
Arrange creatively, utilizing melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, timbre and style with a clear sense of expressive purpose

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Problems in orchestration as related to the scoring of melodies, accompaniments and chords.
Writing bridge passages and countermelodies.
Creative arrangement techniques such as variation and transformation.
The roles of orchestral instruments in pop and musical theatre scoring
Participation in ensemble workshops and rehearsals and site specific events

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Developing an awareness and skill base, leading to an understanding of the core technique that is required for extended and best practice in the profession and higher-level study.

Enable students to acquire versatility in their vocal skills and integrate their knowledge across all theatre and music theatre disciplines leading to a firm foundation moving toward a more autonomous approach to work at Level 6 in performance and rehearsal.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

Across the semester this module is delivered over 150 hours study across the semester including, class, lecture and self-directed study.

Throughout the module different learning and teaching strategies are applied to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with written feedback.

 

In depth.


The approach of the module is vocational in content and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials from staff to help in forming their learning experience.
Students receive regular verbal feedback both individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week.
Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure and as part of the ethos of training as an actor.
Lesson plans are structured to take account of and deliver for students with a specific bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling


 

 

Assessment Strategy

Assessment Strategy

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

Practical evidence of developing approach to contextual and critical analysis.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

 

Unit 1: Instrumental Study (Summative) 50%

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Evidence of practical understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of developing technique 1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of technical ability 1,2,3,4,5.6

Evidence of engagement with process 1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Unit 2: Orchestration & Arrangement (Summative) 50%

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Evidence of practical understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of developing technique 1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of technical ability 1,2,3,4,5.6

Evidence of engagement with process 1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Formative assessment and feedback:

Each class sequentially builds toward the assessment and throughout individual learning outcomes are covered by tutors and students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week. Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning. Students receive summative feedback within 3 weeks of the assessment taking place and this is received through SURREYLEARN or directly from Registry.

Reading list

Reading list for MUSICIANSHIP 4 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt2010

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons) 2 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.