Module Information

Module Identifier
TP10220
Module Title
Body, Voice, Expression.
Academic Year
2023/2024
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group Presentation  Students will prepare and present a small group presentation of 5-7 minutes. The groups will be no less than 3 and no more than 5 students in size.  50%
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%
Supplementary Assessment Solo Presentation  Students will prepare and present a solo presentation of 5-7 minutes.  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%

Learning Outcomes

Use a combination of performance principles introduced on the module with creativity and clarity

Understand the performance vocabularies introduced on the module and apply these with clarity and intent

Demonstrate an awareness of the principles introduced on the module by applying these in performance

Critically analyse and respond to embodied expression.

Brief description

This module provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding and practice of communication and expression via embodied practices of voice and movement. Principally it offers an approach to a system of reading movement and structured approaches to creating performance through physical work. Alongside physical training and analysis of movement, voice and improvisation will be offered to deepen skills in confidence and finding nuance in performance. The module allows students to engage with approaches to performance beyond the stage or studio as it draws awareness to body architecture, spatial relationships and collaborative working.

Aims

To develop an understanding of the self in performance and in collaboration with others
To develop skills in articulate expression in space and time.
To develop skills in articulate expression through body and voice
To develop skills in confident expression through nuance and subtlety, and energetic and dynamic uses of body and voice
To develop clarity in expression

Content

1 Practical Class: Introduction to Principles
2 Practical Class: Practicing movement
3 Practical Class:Practicing movement
4 Practical Class: Practicing voice and movement
5 Practical Class: Practicing voice and movment
6 Practical Class: Practicing voice and movement
7 Practical Class: Collaboration
8 Practical Class: Collaboration
9 Practical Class: Crafting
10 Practical Class: Crafting

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience The workshop sessions and the development of the group presentation develops students' adaptability and resilience
Co-ordinating with others This skill is developed and assessed in the group work assessment
Creative Problem Solving This skill is pertinent to group work and to the overall module
Critical and analytical thinking This will form part of the Portfolio assessment
Reflection The Portfolio will require deep level written reflection
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