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DRAM6014 - Voice 2

Title:Voice 2
Long Title:Voice 2- Extending Vocal Range
Module Code:DRAM6014
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: AIVEEN KEARNEY
Module Description: An experiential course which extends the range and power of the voice, as applied to specific texts.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an understanding of relaxation, physical alignment, breath control, support and resonance
LO2 engage in and lead a more advanced vocal warm-up
LO3 apply voice techniques to a performance context
LO4 demonstrate an understanding of resonance
LO5 demonstrate the expressive potential of the voice by applying it to specific texts
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12949 DRAM6013 Voice 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Breath Support
The essentials of vocal support and breath production
Voice and Text
The application of voice work to text
Capacity and Control
Exercises which extend the capacity and control of the breath
The Resonators
Exercises to develop and strengthen vocal resonance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lead a vocal warm-up and present a set text 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assesment of student participation and development 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal Documentation of and personal response to practical sessions 1,4 30.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Twice weekly two hour studio session 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and practice of coursework 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Linklater, K. 2006, Freeing The Natural Voice, Drama Publishers Hollywood, CA [ISBN: 0896762505]
  • Berry, C. 1991, Voice and the Actor, Wiley London [ISBN: 0020415559]
  • Cicely Berry; foreword by Adrian Noble 2001, Text in action, Virgin London [ISBN: 9780753505410]
  • Patsy Rodenburg; with a foreword by Antony Sher 1993, The need for words, Methuen Drama London [ISBN: 9780413681607]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Houseman, B. 2002, Finding Your Voice, Routledge London [ISBN: 1854596594]
  • McCallion, M. 1998, The Voice Book, Routledge London [ISBN: 0878300929]
  • Antonio Damasio 2000, The feeling of what happens, Vintage London [ISBN: 9780099288763]
  • Mc Evenue, K. 2001, The Alexander Technique for Actors, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413710106]
  • Berry, C. 2000, The Actor and The Text, Applause USA [ISBN: 1157831386]
  • David Carey & Rebecca Clark Carey 2008, The Vocal Arts Workbook and Dvd, Methuen Drama London [ISBN: 9780713688245]
  • Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson 2002, The anatomy coloring book, Benjamin Cummings San Francisco [ISBN: 9780805350869]
  • Meribeth Bunch Dayme 2005, The performer's voice, W.W. Norton New York [ISBN: 9780393061361369]
  • Barbara Houseman, 2008, Tackling Text and Subtext, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 9781854597991]
  • Cicely Berry; with a foreword by Michael Boyd 2008, From word to play, Oberon Books London [ISBN: 9781840026016]
  • Meribeth Bunch Dayme 2005, The performer's voice, W.W. Norton New York [ISBN: 9780393061369]
  • Andrea Olsen, Caryn McHose, 2004, Bodystories, University Press of New England U.S. [ISBN: 9781584653547]
  • Linda Hartley, 1995, The Wisdom of the Body Moving, North Atlantic Books U.S. [ISBN: 9781556431746]
  • Thomas Hanna 1988, Somatics, Da Capo Life Long Cambridge, MA [ISBN: 9780738209579]
  • by F. Matthias Alexander; with an introduction by Wilfred Barlow 2001, The use of the self, Orion London [ISBN: 9780752843919]
  • Jane Boston (Editor), Rena Cook (Editor) 2009, Breath in Action, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 9781843109426]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 2 Mandatory

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