ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 2 - 2017/8

Module code: MUT3011

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 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 37

Assessment pattern

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

Alternative Assessment

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a resit opportunity will be given where pieces (singing and prose) will presented to a panel of senior staff. (Practical). If the written component is not completed then a new essay title will be assigned by the module tutor to the student. (Written).To be determined by the unit/module that is incomplete.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

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 content may cover the following…


Auditioning for Television (Workshop)
Dance (Workshop series)
Acting (Workshop series)
Singing (Advanced technique series)
Dance Masterclass
Acting Masterclass
Singing Masterclass


At the end of the module students will participate in a viva voce where their response and reflections on the masterclass and workshop and their continuing engagement with the process will be discussed and analysed. 

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 dance 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. 

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 class directed and independent/guided study over a 15 week semester.

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 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 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…

Unit 1: Engagement and Contribution to the process

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

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

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 Pratical Performance

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

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 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mut3011

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre 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.