Voice, Movement, Music and Singing
East 15 Acting School
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
26 June 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre
By the final year 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.
You will continue your professional development of warm-ups and vocal preparation for rehearsal and performance. You will demonstrate ability to change vocal qualities for the purpose of dramatic characterisation. The use of accents as appropriate to devised, improvised and self-created work will be supported by personal voice tuition as necessary to support performances. You will learn how to make sensible use of the voice coach through the support you receive for your roles in production work.
In the final year of the BA/BA Hons Contemporary Theatre Movement focuses on the practice and application of techniques learned in the studio to performances in a range of styles and forms. Individual coaching takes place in tutorials or within project rehearsals. Students will learn to maintain a free and versatile physical presence.
Music and Singing
With guidance from tutors you will continue to source suitable material for the accumulation of appropriate repertoire. You will use your expanded sense of vocal identity to apply self-regulated and purpose-designed warm-ups. The module contains opportunities for students to attend master classes to prepare for professional auditions. Classes are based on the application of technique to practical acting projects, as well as the ability to perform songs in solo and ensemble disciplines. Particular emphasis at this level is placed on the dramatic context of material, including that of self-created work and students will receive individual tutorials to support their work.
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- Technical integration of voice skills
- Professional development
- Objective self-assessment and progress
- Ability to use movement techniques to create physical sequences
- Demonstration of Movement characterisations in a variety of performance styles
Music and Singing:
- 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)
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- 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.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
No external examiner information available for this module.
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