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DRAM8002 - Voice and Movement 4

Title:Voice and Movement 4
Long Title:Voice and Movement 4
Module Code:DRAM8002
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: This module aims to expand the learner's range of physical and vocal expression and extend their performance repertoire. The learner's strengths as a professional actor will be identified and consolidated.
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 demonstrate a sophisticated and practical knowledge of a personal set of performance skills necessary to become a professional actor
LO3 develop and execute individual practice
LO4 evaluate his/her own performance
LO5 critically reflect on his/her own work and classwork
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
Tuning the physical instrument. A broad range of physical warm ups and exercises explored that address personal physical challenges.
Advanced voice work. A variety of voice exercises which equip the student to vocally approach a wide range of texts
A variety of rehearsal techniques - Expansion of personal acting repertoire
The student will prepare an individual showcase of work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Evaluation of class work 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal Document and reflect on coursework 2,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Presentation A presentation based on course work 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
Lab Studio led sessions 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study and practice 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
  • Zarrilli, P. 2002, Acting (Re)Considered: A Theoretical and Practical Guide, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 0-415-25437-X]
  • Linklater, K 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Drama Publishers USA [ISBN: 0878300929]
  • Oida, Y 2007, The Actor's Tricks, Methuen London [ISBN: 041377449X]
  • Vanessa Ewan, Debbie Green 2014, Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being (Performance Books), Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 978140813441]
  • Berry, C 1991, Voice and the Actor, Wiley London [ISBN: 0020415559]
  • Edda Sharpe, Jan Haydn Rowles, 2009, How To Do Accents, 2nd Revised Ed. Ed., Oberon Books [ISBN: 9781840029574]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Christina Shewell 2009, Voice work, Wiley-Blackwell Chichester, U.K. [ISBN: 9780470019924]
  • Hodge, A. 2000, Twentieth Century Actor Training, Routledge London [ISBN: 041519451]
  • Coliani, L. 2000, The Joy of Phonetics, Joy Press USA [ISBN: 0972745009]
  • Meribeth Bunch Dayme 2005, The performer's voice, W.W. Norton New York [ISBN: 9780393061369]
  • Estelle Barrett (Editor), Barbara Bolt (Editor) 2010, Practice as Research, I.B. Tauris Ltd [ISBN: 9781848853010]
  • Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees 2008, Practical phonetics and phonology, Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415425148]
  • Peter Roach, English phonetics and phonology, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 9780521786133]
  • Barbara Houseman 2008, Tackling Text, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 9781854597991]
  • Miranda Tufnell, Chris Crickmay 2003, A Widening Field, Dance Books Ltd [ISBN: 9781852730963]
  • J. Clifford Turner 2007, Voice and speech in the theatre, A & C Black London [ISBN: 97807136818888]
  • Kristin Linklater 2010, Freeing Shakespeare's voice, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 1848420838]
  • Cicely Berry; with a foreword by Michael Boyd 2008, From word to play, Oberon Books London [ISBN: 9781840026016]
  • Cicely Berry; foreword by Adrian Noble 2001, Text in action, Virgin London [ISBN: 9780753505410]
  • J Rogers 2002, The Complete Voice and Speech Workout, Applause Theatre Books [ISBN: 9781557834980]
  • Phil Roberts 2000, How poetry works, Penguin London [ISBN: 9780140285376]
  • Edda Sharpe, Jan Haydn Rowles 2012, How To Do Standard English Accents: From Traditional RP to the New 21st-Century Neutral Accent, Oberon Books Ltd [ISBN: 978184002990]
  • Andrei Droznin 2016, Physical Actor Training: What Shall I do With the Body They Gave Me?, Routledge [ISBN: 113890192X]
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 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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