Skills III

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
02 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W494 Acting and Physical Theatre

Module description

By the final year of the BA Hons Physical Theatre programme students are considered ready to be performers. The work of skills classes in Terms One and Two of the final year are, therefore, focussed on students' professional development. The work of this compulsory final year module consists of regular studio classes:

- to deal with any on-going problems in building of professional level competence in skills such as contemporary dance, stage combat, voice and music/singing
- for show preparation and preparation of audition pieces
- to establish development and practice of specific, non-standard warm-ups for a range of rehearsal and performance preparation

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

  • To prepare students for the vocal and physical demands of a professional career using physical performance.

  • To encourage students to take full responsibility for their own technical skills choices in rehearsal and performance.

  • To support students in production work and preparation for professional auditions.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Technical integration of voice, movement and music/singing skills

  2. Ability to take responsibility for development of own technical skills

  3. Self-reliant and developed ability to work in ensemble

  4. Objective critical analysis and self-assessment of technical skills choices

Module information

No additional information available.

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    50% 
Practical   Movement    50% 

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.
Ms Christina Gutekunst, email: cgutek@essex.ac.uk.
Mr Colin Sell, email: casell@essex.ac.uk.
Voice, Movement and Singing tutors
For further information please email tinaw



External examiner

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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