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DRAM8051 - Voice and Movement 2

Title:Voice and Movement 2
Long Title:Voice and Movement 2
Module Code:DRAM8051
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This module will help the learner to develop greater control and flexibility in how he/she uses his/her voice and body and in how these skills are applied to texts.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an advanced level and wide range of physical, vocal and performance skills
LO2 apply suitable vocal and movement styles to a selection of texts from different periods and styles
LO3 engage with a diverse range of acting approaches
LO4 demonstrate knowledge of a wide variety of dramatic texts from different periods and styles
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
Develop greater flexibility and control of voice
Develop greater flexibility and control in using the body
Dramatic Literature
A broad variety of dramatic literature from different periods and styles
Performance Practice
Integrate various skills and techniques in performance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal An essay will be set drawing on the reflective journal 3,4 30.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous evaluation of classwork including reflective journal 1,2,3,4 40.0 Every Week
Presentation A presentation based on course work 1,2,3,4 30.0 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
Lab Twice weekly studio sessions 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practical and theoretical exploration of course work 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
  • Feldenkrais, M. 2005, Body and Mature Behaviour, Routledge London [ISBN: 10-0415210755]
  • Olsen, A 2004, Body Stories: A Guide to Experimental Anatomy, New Ed., University Press of New England US [ISBN: 10:158465354]
  • Vanessa Ewan & Debbie Green 2014, Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being (Performance Books), Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 978140813441]
  • Nick Moseley 2016, Actioning - and How to Do It, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 978184842423]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Linklater, K. 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854599712]
  • Feldenkrias, M. 1990, Awareness Through Movement, Harper and Row New York [ISBN: 10:0062503227]
  • Leibowitz, J 1990, The Alexander Technique, Harper and Row New York [ISBN: 10:0060920858]
  • Huang, C 1987, The Essence of Tai Chi, Celestial Arts Berkely [ISBN: 10:0890875049]
  • Todd, M. 1939, The Thinking Body:A Study of Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man, Dance Horizons Inc. Brooklyn [ISBN: 1852730528]
  • Housemann, B. 2002, Finding Your Voice, Nick Hern Books London [ISBN: 0878301674]
  • Bunch Dayme, M. 2005, The Performer's Voice: Realizing Your Vocal Potential, W W Norton New York [ISBN: 10:0393061361]
  • Lessac, A. 1997, The Use and Training of the Human Voice, Mayfield Publishing Company New York [ISBN: 10:1559346962]
  • Rosenburg, P. 1997, The Actor Speaks, Methuen London [ISBN: 9780413700308]
  • Mark Evans 2010, Movement Training for the Modern Actor, Routledge [ISBN: 0415883954]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • DVD: Merry Conway 2008, Tea With Trish: The Movement Work of Trsih Arnold

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 6 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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