Voice, Movement, Music and Singing

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
18 May 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

By the final year of the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre course students are considered to be performers and actors. The work of skills classes in terms one and two of the final year in this compulsory module focuses on students’ professional development. Classes will involve work on preparation of self-created performances and for the final Showcase performance. Weekly classes will also deal with any on-going technical issues arising from students’ acting projects.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To select personal warm-ups appropriate to specific individual needs (physical, mental and spiritual) and technical skills (voice, movement, music and singing)

  • To develop and maintain an aligned and energised body that is physically and technically able to meet the challenges of a range of performance styles

  • To apply learned skills techniques both as performer and in self-created work

Module learning outcomes


  1. Technical integration of voice skills

  2. Professional development

  3. Objective self-assessment and progress


  1. Ability to use movement techniques to create physical sequences

  2. Demonstration of Movement characterisations in a variety of performance styles

Music and Singing:

  1. Technical ability – Quality of voice (clarity of sound, avoiding constriction)

  2. Pitch (maintaining intonation throughout song)

  3. Harmony and Listening Skills (support, voice care, breath control)

  4. Communication (intelligibility and emotional contact)

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Students work with skills tutors in group practical classes
  • Learning also takes place in coaching for performance
  • Verbal formative feedback is given throughout in class and rehearsal
  • Students are expected to practice voice, movement and music/singing in independent study
  • Summative assessment and written tutor comments are given to students at the end of Term two


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

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Additional coursework information

Continuous assessment through observation of contribution to class work and application of skills to performances. Assessment is based on performance work and on the process of achieving public performance.

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
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Ms Isobel Beatrice Pemberton
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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