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MUSC8124 - MusicalTheatre Acting Platform

Title:MusicalTheatre Acting Platform
Long Title:MusicalTheatre Acting Platform
Module Code:MUSC8124
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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 is the final step in the ladder of acting skills modules and is centred on a public solo presentation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform publicly as an actor in a variety of roles and styles
LO2 Employ stagecraft skills, costume and make-up to articulate a coherent recital
LO3 Devise a twenty-minute presentation on a single theme
LO4 Develop relationships with theatre professionals to realise lighting and sound designs for the final show
LO5 Reflect critically on the outcomes and process of the path to the final recital
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
Conceiving and developing a theme and materials for the final performance
Adapting and editing material to suit the specific context of the final performance
directed rehearsal and staging of the chosen material
Building and working within a team of designers and support technicians to realise the final performance
Making weekly online journal entries documenting process and outcomes of this work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
Candidates may not take this group elective if they are taking the ten-credit Apex Platform module specialising in Acting
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Twenty-minute theatre recital on a theme of the candidates choosing 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Weekly blog of process and progress with final reflection 5 20.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of engagement, effort and achievement towards the final recital 1,2,3,4 20.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) mentoring session with director supervisor 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Research and development, then performance preparation of the chosen material 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bella Merlin 2014, The Complete Stanislavski Toolkit, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 184842406X]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Experience Byron & Mark Bishop 2018, Embodied Cognition, Acting & Performance, Routledge
  • Pil Hansen & Bettina Blasing 2018, Performing the Remembered Present, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 978-147428471]
  • Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams 2004, Actions:The Actor's Thesaurus, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 1854596741]
  • Gabriella Giannachi & Nick Kaye 2017, Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated, Manchester University Press [ISBN: 1526123046]
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 8 Group Elective 1

Cork Institute of Technology
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