Module Information

Module Identifier
TP10120
Module Title
Body, Voice, Perception
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Portfolio  A portfolio of the student's personal progress that offers a critical account of discovery and development over the 10 weeks of classes. Through critical reflection, The portfolio should reveal how the student has developed increasing understanding and application of this understanding in conceptual, practical and written description. Illustration may be included. The portfolio will demonstrate intellectual awareness and honest description of a personal journey over the course of the module. 1500 Words  50%
Semester Exam Solo Presentation  5-7 minute solo presentation of pre-prepared and choreographed physical work. This assessment is a chance for the student to demonstrate a selection of principles drawn from the practical classes and to present them as a creative and crafted demonstration of their skills at Level 1. The assessors will expect to see effectiveness of the physical work that reveals a command of the dynamics of space and time, and the delivery of vocal/text material within the individual capacities of each person/body.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Portfolio  A portfolio of the student's personal progress that offers a critical account of discovery and development over the 10 weeks of classes. Through critical reflection, The portfolio should reveal how the student has developed increasing understanding and application of this understanding in conceptual, practical and written description. Illustration may be included. The portfolio will demonstrate intellectual awareness and honest description of a personal journey over the course of the module. 1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam Solo Presentation  5-7 minute solo presentation of pre-prepared and choreographed physical work. This assessment is a chance for the student to demonstrate a selection of principles drawn from the practical classes and to present them as a creative and crafted demonstration of their skills at Level 1. The assessors will expect to see effectiveness of the physical work that reveals a command of the dynamics of space and time, and the delivery of vocal/text material within the individual capacities of each person/body.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate awareness of how to prepare safely and thoroughly for performance

Demonstrate awareness of the need for self discipline and respect for preparation, rehearsal and performance

Demonstrate awareness of the structure of the body and use this awareness in a creative and sophisticated manner appropriate for Level 1 study

Document and reflect on the approaches and methods encountered over the course of the module.

Demonstrate their personal development in applying physical skills to performance

Brief description

This module offers students a rigorous physical training that prepares them for a disciplined approach to studio-based theatre practice. The module introduces basic principles of human anatomy to foster an understanding of the human body and physical training exercises for flexibility and stamina to support developing students' presence and capacity for action. Students will also experiment with physical improvisation and voice work as well as observation of others. The work encourages students to consider the body as a medium of expression in order to deepen their engagement and understanding of any theatre and performance work they undertake.

Aims

To support the development of confidence in the individual and also in the context of collaboration with others.
To support focused development of the individual in relation to others in terms of ability to modulate and find nuance in physical and vocal expression.
To support understanding of the body as a tool of communication and of distinct expression.
To support awareness of the complexities of presence, relationship and clarity in communication, both non verbal and verbal.

Content

Each week the sessions will consist of physical training followed by a specific focus that may include basic anatomy, improvistation and voice work.
Lesson 1: practical class. Introduction to the principles of body and space
Lesson 2: practical class. Presence and being seen
Lesson 3: practical class. Posture and mobility
Lesson 4: practical class. Breath
Lesson 5: practical class. Voice
Lesson 6: practical class. Getting grounded, finding nuance
Lesson 7: practical class. Releasing
Lesson 8: practical class. Voice and text
Lesson 9: practical class. Embodying text
Lesson 10: practical class. Embodying text and inhabiting space

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience The capacity to undertake an individual challenge of preparation and performance in front of a small audience
Creative Problem Solving The application of principles of the module to a solo presentation
Critical and analytical thinking The ability to formulate a critical, intellectual and creative response to the materials of the module in both embodied and written form.
Real world sense The performance of a short live work connects to the wider context of audition processes and professional work in theatre
Reflection The ability to critically reflect on an ongoing process is central to the second assignment
Subject Specific Skills This module develops a broad range of capacities for performing including developing a repertoire of personal physical and vocal techniques derived from other practitioners and applying them effectively to engage with an audience/performance and realising the performance possibilities of a script or score. Students will also develop the ability to work in planned and improvisatory ways and identify personal needs and strengths.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4