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MUSC8116 - Acting for Musical Theatre 7

Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 7
Long Title:Acting for Musical Theatre 7
Module Code:MUSC8116
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: Through this module, the learner will expand their vocal and physical range in performance, while developing a professional work ethic.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 apply a variety of methods of rehearsal and exploration to a broad range of texts
LO2 show in performance an appropriate range of physical, vocal, and acting skills
LO3 exhibit a comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of dramatic texts
LO4 develop and execute individual practice, reflecting personal strengths and practical knowledge of their craft
LO5 critically reflect on and document course work
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
A variety of advanced voice exercises and techniques enabling the student to approach a wide range of texts
Exercises which will engage and challenge the student at an advanced level of physical expression
Advanced exploration and performance of a wide variety of texts and acting repertoire e.g. Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Osbourne, Churchill, Ravenhill, Wilson, Murphy & McDonagh
Preparation and performance of material in both peer groups and full ensemble contexts
Critical Reflection
Critically reflect on the student's engagement with, and understanding of all aspects of the module
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of student participation and development 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Essay A reflective essay, identifying key features of vocal and physical development through the module 5 30.0 Week 13
Performance Evaluation Showcase of work at end of semester 2,3,4 40.0 Week 13
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
Lecture 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
  • Oida, Y 2007, The Actor's Tricks, Methuen London [ISBN: 041377449X]
  • Hodge, Alison 2000, Twentieth Century Actor Training, Routledge London [ISBN: 041519451]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Droznin 2016, Physical Actor Training: What Shall I Do With The Body They Gave Me?, Routledge London [ISBN: 113890192X]
  • Ewan, Vanessa & Green, Debbie 2014, Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being (Performance Books), Bloomsbury Methuen Drama London [ISBN: 978140813441]
  • Shewell, Christina 2009, Voice Work, Wiley-Blackwell Chichester, UK [ISBN: 9780470019924]
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 7 Mandatory

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