Screen and Radio

The details
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
26 June 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting

Module description

Students will extend their Year Two work on acting for Radio and on microphone in order to fully understand techniques required for the profession. They will develop acting and vocal skills in radio performance, with specific reference to radio drama.
Students will extend their Year Two Screen work on acting for the screen and will have experience of audition, casting and interview situations for TV, film and commercials. Students will experience the pressures of creating a role for TV and film by performing in a Short Film and experiencing a shoot under conditions similar to those of the industry. By the end of the unit they will have an understanding of the basic problems of listening and reacting, hitting the mark, eye lines and continuity. Students will understand the need to apply units and objectives to screen acting and the perception of the actor persona on camera. Students will also be given a copy of the finished films.

Module aims

Students will put learing from years 1 and 2 into practice.

Module learning outcomes

- Put into practice the training of Years One and Two with confidence
- Ability to cope with the pressures of location shooting
- Make informed choices about selection of material
- Edit film using industry standard software – Final Cut Pro
- Direct and/or Act in a short film
- Operate a film camera
- Record sound for film
- Ensemble contribution to the final project (participation in and contribution to all elements of work).
- Commitment (involvement and consistency) to an actor-led project.
- Self-assessment of own performance in final project (awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and ability to respond creatively to criticism).
- Achievement of the aims of the project (accomplishment of ensemble and personal goals)

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervised and unsupervised rehearsals with directors/ writers notes Verbal feedback and formative assessment are given throughout the process of performance preparation and Recording/Shooting Students will receive written reports at the end of the term with summative assessment and directors comments.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Various teaching staff and visiting directors



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Further information
East 15 Acting School

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