Music and Singing I

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
04 February 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

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

Module description

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of good voice production and begin to acquire a sense of rhythm and aural awareness. You will be introduced to warm-ups and will develop the technical skills to progress to an increasingly demanding range of repertoire and emotional situations.

By the end of the module you will have acquired knowledge of vocal technique and an ability to begin the control of nerves in performance. You will have begun to understand the individual characteristics of your own voice and the appropriate care needed to maintain it. You will also have a basic working knowledge of music theory.

Module aims

The module aims to encourage students to:

1. Establish a daily warm up routine to keep the voice healthy and agile
2. Identify and critically analyse various singing styles and techniques
3. Begin to appreciate the role of music as an entity in theatrical performance
4. Understand the connection to be made between singing, music, movement, voice and acting in approaching song performance
5. Understand the stylistic context in which they are working
6. Develop the ability to make objective criticism of vocal performance
7. Understand basic music theory

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate:

1. Various technical skills

2. Various sung material

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with music and singing tutors in group practical classes Normally 4 hours of music/singing classes per week except during acting priority weeks Students will be expected to practise music and singing in independent study Screening of selected performances will support students' learning on this module Formative verbal assessment and feedback from tutors at the end of Terms One and Two Written report with summative assessment and tutor's comments at the end of Term Three


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 Neil Somerville, email: nasome@essex.ac.uk.
Neil Somerville and staff
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Ms Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Freelance Theatre Maker
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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