ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 1 - 2017/8

Module code: MUT3006

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

CROWLEY-SMITH PS Ms (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

W311

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 56

Independent Study Hours: 37

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment ENGAGEMENT/CONTRIBUTION TO PROCESS 50
Practical based assessment SINGING: AUDITION PRACTICAL PERFORMANCE 50

Alternative Assessment

In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a practical resit opportunity will be arranged where they will be required to present a new essay the title of which will be decided on by the module tutor. To be determined by the unit/module that is incomplete.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students must have completed and passed GSA BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Level 4 and Level 5 Musical Theatre to enter this Level 6 module.

Module overview

In this module students are offered a co-ordinated series of workshops and master classes that aim to encourage and foster the skills needed for continuing professional practice within the industry.

It is envisioned that each year classes will be responsive to the needs of specific cohorts of students, but indicative content may include…

 

Auditioning for Television (Workshop)

Dance (Workshop series)

Acting (Workshop series)

Singing (Advanced technique series)

Dance Masterclass

Acting Masterclass

Singing Masterclass

Module aims

To provide an environment where continuous practice is encouraged and fostered.

Prepare students for industry entry level expectation in terms of fitness, flexibility and level of autonomy.

To consolidate the skills requisite to creating and sustaining performance.

To encourage students to become reflective and responsive in their ongoing practice after Level 6 study.

To foster a working environment that encourages shared practice and core professional values.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evidence a clear understanding and engagement with workshops and master classes.
Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation within workshop settings. 
Demonstrate effective vocal delivery.
Display expressive and flexible movement skills.
Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner with peers, tutors and external professionals
Effectively collaborate and feedback to others.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Workshops will typically cover:


Application of advanced acting technique.
Application of advanced dance technique.
Application of advance vocal technique.
Creating original work.
Analysing and delivering original text.


Master classes will typically cover:​


Dance (Audition).
Theatre (Audition).
Television (Casting/Audition).
Sight Reading.
Working with text.


Assessment

As part of the assessment students will participate in a vocal workshop/audition which mirrors the style of audition/workshop that students will encounter sooner after or toward the end of training.

This, alongside their continuing assessment grade, makes up the summative grade for this module.


Evidence a clear understanding and engagement with workshops and masterclass.
•     Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation within workshop settings. 
•     Demonstrate effective vocal delivery.
•     Display expressive and flexible movement skills.
•     Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner with peers, tutors and external professionals
•     Effectively collaborate and feedback to others. 

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 sustaining and obtaining employment within the Musical Theatre industry. The module provides students with practical workshop and master classes that integrate various points of study from Level 4 and Level 5, providing valuable experience and a secure and open environment to continue developing work and technique in practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

The module is made up of 150 hours study time across the semester. The hours include different learning and teaching strategies to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, independent and guided learning, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with written feedback.

In depth:


The approach of the module is vocational in intent and delivery. It 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 SurreyLearn 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 workshop and master class.
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…

Unit 1: Engagement and Contribution to the process (50%)

 

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                             1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of skill within a workshop/masterclass setting                                                                                           1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Vocal technique and application of technique                                                                                          1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Acting technique and application of technique                                                                                        1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Dance technique and application of technique                                                                                        1,2,3,4,5,6

Ability to reflect on the personal practice                                                                                                                    1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Unit 2: Singing – Audition Practical Performance (50%)

 

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of skill within a workshop/masterclass setting                                                                                           1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Vocal technique and application of technique                                                                                          1,2,3,4,5,6

Ability to reflect on the personal practice                                                                                                                     1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Formative assessment and feedback:

 

Dance –Audition Practical Performance (Formative)

 

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of skill within a workshop/masterclass setting                                                                                           1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Dance technique and application of technique                                                                                        1,2,3,4,5,6

Evidence of Acting technique and application of technique                                                                                         1,2,3,4,5,6

Ability to reflect on the personal practice                                                                                                                    1,2,3,4,5,6

Application of learnt skill                                                                                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mut3006

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre 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.