Voice, Movement, Music and Singing

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
26 June 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)

Module description

By the final year of the course students are considered to be performers and actors. The work of skills classes in Terms One and Two of the final year focuses on students' professional development. Classes will involve the preparation of your shows, audition pieces, preparation for the final Showcase performance and weekly classes to deal with any on-going problems and issues arising. Students continue to develop and practice warm-ups and preparation for rehearsal and performance. The final year work allows you to establish patterns and pathways
for creative well-being to follow throughout your working life.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

For Voice:
- Technical integration of voice skills
- Professional development
- Objective self-assessment and progress.

For Movement:
- Ability to assume full responsibility for development of own movement work
- Developed understanding of the expressive qualities of the body
- Developed awareness of “character transformation”
- Self-reliant and developed ability to work in ensemble
- Ability to present a fully-realised physical characterisation

For Music:
- Technical ability – Quality of voice (clarity of sound, avoiding constriction)
- Pitch (maintaining intonation throughout song)
- Harmony and Listening Skills (support, voice care, breath control)
- Communication (intelligibility and emotional contact

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with tutors in small group practical classes. Learning also takes place in workshops, tutorials and whilst students are being coached for performance. Verbal feedback is given throughout in class and rehearsal. Students receive termly formative assessment in written reports with tutors' comments Students will be expected to practice their voice, movement and music & singing skills in independent study.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Voice    35% 
Practical   Movement    35% 
Practical   Music & Singing    30% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Christina Gutekunst, email: cgutek@essex.ac.uk.
Mr Marcin Rudy, email: mrudy@essex.ac.uk.
Mr Neil Somerville, email: nasome@essex.ac.uk.
East 15 Teaching Staff
For further information email east15@essex.ac.uk



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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