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MUSC7028 - Acting for Musical Theatre 3

Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 3
Long Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 3
Module Code:MUSC7028
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This module will extend flexibility, modulation, adaptation and sensitivity of the voice, and develop the learner's approach to characterisation and performance through the work of Michael Chekhov.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 establish a personalised vocal and physical warm up
LO2 observe good practice in vocal and physical care
LO3 explore the expressive potential of the voice, by applying it to a broad range of texts and performance spaces
LO4 apply Michael Chekhov's techniques and theories to practice
LO5 explain and document acting coursework
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).

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
Development of an individualised vocal and physical warm up
Vocal and Physical Care
An awareness of good practice in vocal and physical care
Vocal Development - Articulation, Projection and Responsiveness
Increased clarity of vocal expression at advanced tempi and in relation to complex rhythms, and heightened physical and emotional impulses. The development of precision in placement and projection of the voice when working in particular performance spaces
Michael Chekhov in Context
An overview of Chekhov's approach and his place in theatre history
Michael Chekhov in Rehearsal
Michael Chekhov's rehearsal methods - Psychological Gesture, Movement Dynamics and the Unconscious Creative Self
Weekly journal entries documenting process and outcomes of this work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay A reflective essay, identifying key features of vocal development and Chekhov's work, and charting the learner's progress through the module. 4,5 30.0 Week 13
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of student participation and development 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Showcase of work at semester end 2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) twice weekly atelier class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Personal research, reading, and practice 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Sinead Rushe 2016, The Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique: a Practitioner's Guide, Methuen Drama London [ISBN: 1408156881]
  • Linklater, Kristin 2006, Freeing The Natural Voice, ed Ed., Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854599712]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Marie-Christine Aautant-Mathieu & Yana Meerzon 2017, The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov, Routledge London [ISBN: 1138224810]
  • Chekhov, Michael 2014, To the Actor: On The Technique of Acting, Martino London [ISBN: 1614276593]
  • Berry, Cicely 2007, From Word to Play, Oberon London [ISBN: 978184002601]
  • Chamberlain, Frank 2003, Michael Chekhov, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415258784]
  • Hodge, Alison 2000, Twentieth Century Actor Training, Routledge London [ISBN: 041519451]
  • Checkhov 2005, The Path of the Actor, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415343666]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 3 Mandatory

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