REHEARSAL MODULE 4 - 2017/8

Module code: ACT2021

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

ROUSE DC Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W311

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 6

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment BLACK BOX PRODUCTION: INVOLVEMENT/CONTRIBUTION 50
Practical based assessment PRACTICAL PARTICIPATION IN PERFORMANCE 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of the Level 4 Rehearsal Modules. A good command of spoken and written English. If the student’s first language is not English, and s/he has not been taught in English or studied to A level standard in the UK, s/he will need to demonstrate a minimum level of competence.  

Module overview


Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module. 

 

This module is the first time that students experience a public audience.

The first half of the semester is spent rehearsing and performing a Black Box production.

The second half of the semester is spent rehearsing and performing a contemporary performance piece.

Module aims

Enable the deployment and practical application of skills and techniques taught during Levels 4 and 5.

Enable the student to research, rehearse and perform a specific role in an appropriately complex and challenging performance context.

Practise a sound, working methodology that supports and develops a professional, disciplined and creative working process in two different projects.

Further develop an understanding of professional codes of conduct.

Develop an ability to reflect cogently upon and document personal learning.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate the acquisition and application of professional competencies within Acting, Voice and Movement appropriate to Level 5 study.
Demonstrate an ability to fulfil performance outcomes appropriate to Level 5 study.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:


The first half of the semester is given over to rehearsals for a Black Box production.

This production is public and will have a number of performances (usually, but not always, four).

The Black Box production has minimal production support and values, as the most important part of it is the student’s engagement with the acting work.

The second half of the semester focuses on another performance project.

The second project is likely to be more freeform in nature to give a contrasting experience to both the Black Box production and the work in Level 4 and 5.

Indicatively, this second project may involve devising and/or performance in unusual spaces or modes, for example street theatre.

Methods of Teaching / Learning


The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Support students through a rehearsal process that leads to a first public production.

Give students the chance to experience two different forms of public performance.

Develop student’s process of preparation and rehearsal to involve repeat performances.


The learning and teaching methods include:


30 hours of rehearsal per week for 4 weeks of semester 2. (In the week of the performance the hours will be as required by the needs of the production).

6 hours a week of workshop/rehearsals for 5 weeks of semester 2.

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for REHEARSAL MODULE 4 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act2021

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting 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.