PERFORMANCE 2 - MUSIC THEATRE - 2017/8

Module code: AMT3006

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

TURNER TD 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 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment REHEARSAL PROCESS 40
Practical based assessment PERFORMANCE (DRAMATIC TEXT) 60

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

Performance 1 – Dramatic Text

Unit 1: Rehearsal

Students are graded on their contribution, creativity and responsiveness within the rehearsal process as the build toward public performance.

Unit Two: Performance 1 – Dramatic Text

The rehearsal unit arrives at Unit 2 which is a public performance of a music theatre work. The definition of music theatre work will be a play or musical from any period that is primarily integrating song/dance and musicianship. The company will demonstrate the integration of skills that the course has been driving toward across Levels 4 and 5, combining acting technique, movement skills and musicianship to arrive at re-invention of an established or new piece of musical or music theatre. 

Module aims

Demonstrate in performance an integration of acting, movement and musical skill within the parameters of a music theatre text in public performance. Students will work as ensemble with a production team drawn from industry and/or The University of Surrey/GSA to achieve the performance standard commensurate with Level 6 training in a conservatoire.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Display a clear understanding and connection to the text in rehearsal and/or performance KCPT
Create and develop a credible and dynamic approach to characterisation KCPT
Demonstrate effective vocal/singing delivery in rehearsal and/or performance KCPT
Display expressive and effective musicianship in performance KCPT
Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Musicianship). KCPT
Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within public performance KCPT
Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of the company in pursuit of agreed artistic and creative objectives KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

This module represents a key part of the training at GSA, students undertake a full rehearsal process and full performance usually staged at The Ivy Arts Centre on The University of Surrey campus.

Students work with and engage with the wider professional community and it is expected that at Level 6 students are expected to show a high level of understanding in the following.


Textual Understanding
Characterisation
Vocal & Singing technique and delivery
Musical technique and delivery within text Integration of techniques
Sustained rehearsal work
Teamwork


Directors, musical directors and choreographers are drawn either from the faculty, selected from the informal pool of professional working directors who work regularly for GSA, or invited to meet the specific demands and requirements of a particular production. We operate strict selection criteria and expect directors to comply with detailed production.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Place an emphasis on the practical development of skills that are required for imminent entry into the profession. The module provides students with practical experience of a rehearsal process that integrates various points of study from Level 4 and Level 5, providing valuable experience that enables them to enter the industry at the end of Level 6 study.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Across the semester this module is delivered over 150 hours of taught hours and independent/guided study over a 5 week period within the semester, mirroring best industry practice and enabling a fully realised rehearsal period. 

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 intent 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 and from tutors and industry professionals to help inform their practice.
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 schedule.


 

Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate Practical evidence of their emergent methodological approach and their understanding and contribution to the process and systems of rehearsal.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Unit 1: Rehearsal Student

Activity ILO Map

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,7

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,7

Vocal/Singing technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,7

Dance technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,7

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,7

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,7

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,7

 

Unit 2: Performance – Musical Text

Student Activity ILO Map

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,6

Vocal/Singing technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6

Dance technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,6

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,6

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Formative assessment

N/A

 

Feedback.

Formative assessment and feedback The formative feedback practice students are given detailed verbal feedback after and during rehearsal work. This helps students develop and react to notes given. Before public performance which constitutes the heart of the module students are given detailed notes in the rehearsal room ( “Producer’s Run”) and then after the Dress Rehearsal which gives an opportunity for formative work .This ensures that each students has the potential and the time within rehearsal to reflect and act on feedback before performance

Reading list

Reading list for PERFORMANCE 2 - MUSIC THEATRE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3006

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.