Core Module Information
Module title: Voice and Movement 2

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP09132
Module leader: David Wotton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This module develops on from your knowledge and techniques established in Voice and Movement 1. The module will contain a series of classes and practical workshops in voice, movement and acting exploring selected theories and ideas of various practitioners of voice and movement work, (which might include, amongst others, Linklater, Berry, Laban, Rodenburg, Alexander, Feldenkrais, or LeCoq techniques). In this module you will also be expected to develop basic vocal skills for singing which will be an extension of your vocal knowledge to date. You will also be making critical decisions about techniques that you find most appropriate for your own further enhancement. Along with various technique-based and improvised exercises, you may be working with short texts and excerpts. Through a variety of exercises you will gain skills in vocal and physical strength and stamina, and acting techniques by which you can develop your emotional, imaginative and intellectual responses. You will work toward acquiring skills in planning and taking the initiative for your own progress, specifically employing techniques of your chosen practitioners. Skills in collaborative problem-solving and communication will further enhance your confidence. The overall aim in these workshops will be to help you find strong, free and relatively 'neutral' physical and vocal expression and to enhance concentration and imagination in a variety of contexts, and to extend and apply your knowledge of specific technical approaches to freeing performance expression.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate and practically integrate a number of varied approaches to finding physical, vocal and imaginative freedom and fluidity of expression
LO2: Apply creativity in solving performance challenges, particularly with respect to voice and movement, and an ability to exercise artistic judgement in theatrical performance.
LO3: Evidence a detailed grasp of a range of physical and vocal warm-up and conditioning skills, and confidence in applying this knowledge to your own performance.
LO4: Reflect critically on your developing skills and knowledge, and plan and monitor a personal programme of vocal and physical enhancement and conditioning.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ian Dunn
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 72
Independent Learning Demonstration 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 50 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.20, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 10 3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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