Skills I

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
31 March 2021


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W494 Acting and Physical Theatre

Module description

Regular studio classes for development of skills
Building of competence in skills such as contemporary dance, stage combat, voice and music/singing.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
To develop specific skills appropriate for physical performance.
Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of voice and movement
Introduce the process of physical and vocal preparation and warm-up.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate significant development in a range of skills
- Identify individual physical and vocal habits and their effect on performance
- Demonstrate the application of skills to performance

Module information

- Continuous assessment through classwork
- Students are assessed on their skills in each of voice, movement and music/singing. The final module mark is the unweighted average of the separate marks given for each skill.
- Compliance with the Professional Code of Conduct

Learning and teaching methods

Practical classes of studio skills training.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Practical   Voice     
Practical   Movement     
Practical   Music / Singing     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Tracy Collier, email: tcollier@essex.ac.uk.
Mr Stephen Douse, email: sdouse@essex.ac.uk.
Ms Christina Gutekunst, email: cgutek@essex.ac.uk.
Voice, Movement, Singing tutors
For further information please email tinaw



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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