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MUSC7033 - Acting for Musical Theatre 4

Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 4
Long Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 4
Module Code:MUSC7033
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: The application of vocal techniques,including an introduction to Phonetics, Accents, and Regional Dialects. Physical work will explore the use of the body in performance, including such practitioners as Copeau and Lecoq.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 apply principles of physical relaxation and alignment to performance
LO2 demonstrate knowledge of phonetics, accents and regional dialects
LO3 demonstrate an ability to use movement improvisations, based on practitioners studied, to extend their physical and emotional range
LO4 demonstrate group sensitivity and awareness (complicity)
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
Vocal and physical warm-up techniques
Vocal Development
Responsiveness of the voice with further development of articulation and vocal clarity
Phonetics, Accents & Regional Dialects
The study and classification of speech sounds - monophthongs, diphthongs and phonemes, in the study of phonetics, accents and regional dialects
Copeau & Lecoq
Physical theatre training with emphasis on the dynamics of movement, improvisation, imaginative play, Neutral Mask, and complicity
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. 2,5 30.0 Week 12
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 1,2,3,4 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 classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Individual 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
  • Linklater, Kirstin 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854599712]
  • Evans, M 2006, Jacques Copeau, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415354358]
  • Murray, Simon 2003, Jacques Lecoq, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415258820]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Rick Kemp & Mark Evans 2016, The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq (Routledge Companions), Routledge London [ISBN: 1138818429]
  • Meier, Paul 2012, Accents & Dialects for Stage & Screen, Paul Meier Dialect Services London [ISBN: 0578004526]
  • Rodenburg, Patsy 1993, The Need for Words, Methuen Drama London [ISBN: 9780413681607]
  • Coliani, L 2000, The Joy of Pbonetics, Joy Press USA [ISBN: 092745009]
  • Lecoq, Jacques 2002, The Moving Body:Teaching Creative Theatre, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413771949]
  • Rowles, Jan Haydn & Sharpe, Edda 2012, How To Do Standard English Accents: From Traditinal RP to the new 21st Century Neutral Accent, Pap/com ed Ed., Oberon Lonodn [ISBN: 978184002990]
  • Sharpe, Edda & Rowles, Jan Haydn 2009, How To Do Accents, 2nd Rev Ed., Oberon London [ISBN: 9781840029574]
  • Collins, Beverley & Mees, Inger M. 2008, Practical Phonetics and Phonology, Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415425148]
  • Ann Cook 2017, American Accent Training, 4th ed Ed., Barron's Educational Series New York [ISBN: 1438010354]
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 4 Mandatory

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