Movement I

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
02 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International),
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

This first year module focuses on the investigation and exploration of "the self" to allow access to the body and to achieve progressively a developed physical awareness.

The course content introduces the student to the study and practice of clear guided movement principals. The mutually dependent and reflective relationship between mind, body and space forms the foundation for a process that develops the students' understanding of physical self and of the environment.

Module aims

The aim of the module is to encourage students to acquire progressively a secure understanding of physical and mental resources for a dynamic and expressive presentation of body within a methodology of movement techniques.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and ability to put into practic2:
- Class etiquette
- Ensemble
- Alignment
- Dynamics
- Body confidence
- Creativity
- Inner life
- Physical memory
- Self-assessment
- Integration of skills

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with movement tutors in group practical classes - Normally 6 hours of movement classes per week except during acting priority weeks - Learning also takes place through presentations within the class environment - Panel feedback interviews at the end of Terms One and Three - Students receive a written or verbal formative assessment from tutors at the end of the second term - Students are expected to work on movement in independent study. - Students are regularly filmed within the classroom and then given the opportunity to study the footage alongside feedback from the tutor


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Continuous Assessment     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Marcin Rudy, email: mrudy@essex.ac.uk.
Marcin Rudy and staff
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Ms Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Freelance Theatre Maker
Mr Anthony Richard Clark
Prof Robert Gordon
Goldsmiths University
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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