MUSICIANSHIP 5 - 2017/8

Module code: AMT3003

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BAILEY NC Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment RECITAL (PRACTICAL) 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

The purpose of this module is to demonstrate away from the arena of actor/musician performance a piece arranged for your own instrument or instruments of choice as a piece of music. Students will be guided through arranging and directing a “recital” of a piece which can be composed, adapted and/or arranged for instruments of their own choosing.

Students are encouraged to work in an autonomous way to develop the piece with peers and “musically direct” and take ownership of their piece. A “draft recital” will be arranged before the final delivery of the piece where students will receive feedback and mentor notes for the final piece. 

Module aims

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

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

To develop further skills in arrangement and orchestration

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate understanding and high level skills of the need for and purpose of a professional approach to music-making KCPT
Identify an increasing number of your own practice and rehearsal techniques, and apply them appropriately KCPT
Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding to the development and performance of a piece of music KCPT
Apply the skills you have acquired in orchestration and arrangement to a variety of musical styles and performance situations KCPT
Handle complex musical problems with confidence KCPT
Arrange creatively, utilizing melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, timbre and style with a clear sense of expressive purpose KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Scoring of melodies, accompaniments and chords.
Writing bridge passages and counter melodies which support the context of a piece.
Creative arrangement techniques such as variation and transformation.
The roles of orchestral instruments in pop and musical theatre and classical scoring
Direction of and autonomy 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 specifc bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling

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: Recital (Summative) 100%

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:

Formative: Draft Recital (Summative) 0%

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

FEEDBACK & ASSESSMENT

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 feebdack within 3weeks of the assesment taking place and this is received through SURREYLEARN or directly from Registry. 

Reading list

Reading list for MUSICIANSHIP 5 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3003

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician 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.