This module is designed as a personal investigation into the craft and artistry of acting. It allows you to enhance your knowledge of acting technique alongside developing your application of technique and theory in a suitable professional context. Working alongside a director, you will have the opportunity to make appropriate artistic decisions based on technical analysis, research and reflection.
This module will give you the opportunity to build your physical fitness and muscle memory. Through group classes you will encounter a wide range of techniques and styles which may include: ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance, as well as body conditioning.These classes will build a knowledge of dance technique and language, with the opportunity to apply it practically to performance work. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of choreographic styles, and learn and deliver routines which reflect current musical theatre industry practice.
This module gives you the opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest though further study. You will undertake a research and performance (or practice-as-research) project which will contain both written and performance elements. The final shape of this project is determined by you in collaboration with your project supervisor. This module is self-directed and will require you to manage your own time and expectations in order to achieve your desired outcomes.
You will take part in a full-scale public performance of a musical. The module begins with an in-house casting process, following by an intensive rehearsal period. The public performance will be staged at an external venue within London and have a full artistic team including: artistic director, musical director, stage manager and choreographer, and technical crew. The module is focused on replicating professional industry standards.
This module is designed to further the development of connected singing performance. You will work on developing your audition portfolio using the ‘traffic light’ technique undertaken in the module Singing: Technique and Repertoire, and use this material to develop professional audition ready performances. You will work with your individual singing teacher, various musical directors, vocal coaches, directors and choreographers in collaborative ‘acting through song’ and mock audition classes, and use both expert and peer review to continue to build your personal performance methodology. You will be expected to maintain high levels of technical application, while finding clarity, nuance and flair within the artistic choices you make as a singer.
This module is designed to explore the technique and craft of singing. It will allow you to engage with singing in various contexts including: ensemble singing, individual technical tutorials. introduction to acting through song, music theory and musicianship, and group vocal technique. You will work within a repertoire framework which will allow you to explore the expanse of the musical theatre canon and will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of style and genre.