RESEARCH PROJECT 1 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - 2017/8

Module code: AMT3004

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

TRINGHAM A Ms (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
Coursework LITERATURE LIST & RESEARCH PROPOSAL (2500 WORDS) 100

Alternative Assessment

Re-submission of task

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

Research Project Part 1.

This module leads to Research Project Part 2 which is the performance aspect of the module. As part of their work students will work as a company and begin to develop a performance based piece which utilises the skills of the actor musician. The first part of this is the formulation of the artistic concept of the piece and this will be described in the Draft Proposal which is generated individually. Together as a group students will look at streams of funding available to emergent theatre companies, and form themselves into a company with a delineated structure and job roles. Part of the submission will be a full budget for the proposed production (usually using Arts Council England documentation) and a literature list of where the source material for creative and artistic work is being drawn from. During the module space is allocated for the group to devise and work on rehearsal concepts and a director assigned to oversee the process and guide the work creatively.

Module aims

Develop a culture of creative independence

Develop an understanding a practical application of business acumen

Develop an understanding of working to deadlines

Develop an awareness of production and company management

Develop a creative ensemble

Embed analytical and academic skills within an artistic environment

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Display a clear understanding of planning for performance KCPT
Create and develop a credible approach to creative rehearsal planning and delivery KCPT
Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Dance) in rehearsal KCPT
Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a company of actors KCPT
Evidence skills that will enable the student to plan, deliver and reflect critically on own practice and planning for company development and rehearsal KCPT
Demonstrate responsibility and rigor in presenting and creating work that is clear, consistent and has a clear critical/artistic merit KCPT
Evidence the ability to design and implement strategies targeted at differing artistic, creative and business objectives KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Budgeting and Company formation
Creation of original performance work
Dramaturgical application within the context of performance
Rehearsal process and understanding Integration of music, dance, song and text in rehearsal.
Improvisation 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Encourage students to work autonomously to create a company of actor/musicians and to develop and research work for performance.

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

Literature List & Research Proposal

(Written)

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Applied critical analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Applied reflective analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Textual anaysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of budgets and regulatory systems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of personal practice 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of company management. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Engagement with analysis and creative planning 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Methods of research 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 97

Formative Assessment

Literature List, Budget Outline and Draft Proposal Outline

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Applied critical analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Applied reflective analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Textual analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of budgets and regulatory systems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of personal practice 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of company management. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Engagement with analysis and creative planning 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Methods of research 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 

ASSESSMENT & 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 RESEARCH PROJECT 1 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3004

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.