Film, Radio and Voiceover

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
30 April 2021


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MFA W41220 Acting (International),
MFA W41020 Acting

Module description

This MFA second year acting module focuses on acting for camera, radio and voiceover. It also looks at writing and creating show reel and voice reel material designed to enhance the students` employability.

You will be working with professional practitioners with a wide experience in film-making, radio and voiceovers including directing, producing and development. You will be asked to propose ideas for film show reel and voice reel material. These can be existing film or television scripts, adaptations of scripts originally for theatre, as well as original ideas you have written specifically for this project.

Proposals will be selected and taken through a process of development suitable for short film, radio and voice reel material. It will follow with crewing and casting for the film element and recording in the Radio Studio in collaboration with technical members of staff.

The project consists of three weeks of development, filming and editing, and one week of recording and producing sound material for show reels and voice reels. You will have the opportunity to experience various roles in filming such as acting in films, writing, editing and crewing, as well as microphone technique and acting for radio and voiceover.

The final product will be individual show reel and voice reel material for each student.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

1. To create individual short film show reels. For use in post-training employment
2. To create individual short voice reels. For use in post-training employment
3. To provide experience in acting for camera and microphone.
4. To develop students’ ability to operate as members of a company – as both actors and makers.
5. To analyse and understand expectations of film, radio and voiceover work

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should gain:

1. Expansion of acting skills - stretching and widening acting abilities in different media
2. Skills integration - ability to utilise varied disciplines within the context of film, voiceovers and radio
3. Creativity - innovative responses to task and to opportunity
4. Ensemble contribution.
5. Flexibility & response to change – adaptation to the mediums of film and microphone work
6. Commitment - involvement and consistency - as an actor and as a member of the company
7. Self-assessment of performance - awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and ability to respond creatively to demand, opportunity & criticism
8. Achievement of the aims of the project

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with tutors in group classes, workshops and rehearsals Learning also takes place in feedback and group discussion on performances Independent study and research Verbal formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group sessions Students receive written summative assessment and tutor comments at the end of the module. Students will have their work recorded as short show reels and voice reels.


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

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Continuous assessment      

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

Mr Hugh Hodgart
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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