PERF06006 2010 Voice and Movement 1

General Details

Full Title
Voice and Movement 1
Transcript Title
Voice and Movement
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
HUMA - Humanities
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2010 - Full Academic Year 2010-11
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Una Mannion, Declan Drohan, Niall Colleary, Rhona Trench, Jo Conway, Agnes Pallai, Bernie Meehan
Programme Membership
SG_HPERF_H08 201100 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERT_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of movement and vocal production in the field of performing arts. Students explore basic anatomy and physiology and will examine various techniques in both movement and voice to develop the body in performance. They will develop awareness of posture, flexibility, body and vocal articulation, resonance, vocal projection, breath control, sensory and spatial awareness. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


demonstrate understanding of voice training skills


demonstrate understanding of movement techniques


demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology and apply this to voice and movement production


move the body with personal and spatial awareness


develop vocal range, clarity, sensitivity and understand the psycho-physical nature of voice


rehearse, perform and present work, synthesising voice and movement techniques effectively and safely


develop independent self-reflection and observation of individual training needs


work co-operatively with other students

Module Assessment Strategies

100% structured practical assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Basic anatomy and physiology for voice and movement

Functional movement, stretches, posture, warm-ups, relaxation and awareness of psycho-physical inhibitors. 

Specific movement skills and improvisation, spatial awareness, expression of feelings through body, working with centre of gravity, stillness and presence.

Breath support and control, development of tone, projection, pitch, articulation, colour in voice, fundamentals of Alexander Technique


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box voice and movement 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Berry, C. Voice and the Actor, London: Harrap. 1973

Dennis, A. The Articulate Body: The physical training of the actor, New York: Drama Book. 1994

Laban, R. & L. Ullmann The Mastery of movement, Northcote House. 1998

Linklater, K. Freeing the natural voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2006

Houseman, B. Finding Your Voice, New York, Routledge. 2002

Newlove, J. Laban for actors and dancers, New York: Routledge. 1993

Rodenburg, P. Working with the voice, New York, Routledge. 1992

Sabatine, J, Movement training for the stage and screen, London: Black. 1995


Other Resources


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