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DRAM8044 - Voice and Movement 3

Title:Voice and Movement 3
Long Title:Voice and Movement 3
Module Code:DRAM8044
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 Author: Irene OMara
Module Description: Through this module, the learner will develop a more intuitive and sophisticated ability to apply their vocal and physical skills in performance, also developing a professional work ethic.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate a professional work ethic
LO2 demonstrate an appropriate range of physical, vocal and performance skills
LO3 demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of dramatic texts
LO4 take responsibility for the development and assessment of their own professional skills
LO5 apply appropriate vocal and movement styles to selected texts
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).

13122 DRAM8051 Voice and Movement 2
13123 DRAM8044 Voice and Movement 3
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.
13123 DRAM8044 Voice and Movement 3
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
Exercises to consolidate the freeing of the natural voice - enabling the student to achieve full artistic expression
Increased stamina, flexibility and release
Dramatic Literature
A broad variety of dramatic literature from different periods and styles
Performance Preparation
Integrate various skills and techniques in performance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Continuous evaluation of classwork 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal An essay will be set drawing on the reflective journal 1,3 30.0 Sem End
Presentation A presentation based on classwork 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 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
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
  • Linklater, K. 2010, Freeing Shakespeare's Voice, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 9781854599711]
  • Vanessa Ewan, Debbie Green 2014, Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being (Performance Books), Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 978140813441]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Linklater, K 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854599712]
  • Zumthor, P. 1994, Body and Performance, Stanford University Press Stanford [ISBN: 0804722633]
  • Lecoq, J. 2000, The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre, Routledge London [ISBN: 10:0878301410]
  • Mac Donald, R. 2001, Secrets of Alexander Technique, Dorling Kindersley London
  • Wilson, J. 1973, A Natural Philosophy of Movement Styles for Theatre, Doctoral Thesis University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Todd, M. 1939, The Thinking Body, A Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man, Dance Horizons Inc. Brooklyn [ISBN: 1852730528]
  • Shepherd, S. 2006, Theatre, Body and Pleasure, Routledge New York [ISBN: 0415253756]
  • Mark Evans 2010, Movement Training for the Modern Actor, Routledge [ISBN: 0415883954]
  • Simon Murray and John Keefe 2015, Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 1138782114]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 7 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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