PERF07016 2013 Voice and Movement 3

General Details

Full Title
Voice and Movement 3
Transcript Title
Voice and Movement
N/A %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
HUMA - Humanities
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernie Meehan
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting)

This module aims to provide students with the capacity to analyse and evaluate their individual vocal, physical and emotional inhibitors.  They will work with appropriate vocal and physical exercises and techniques, applying them to text and choreography to develop creative and original responses. They will be expected to design and deliver appropriate warm-ups, increase self-awareness and perform to a high professional standard.

Learning Outcomes

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


Devise and deliver vocal and physical warm-ups that focus on the physical, technical, emotional, and psychic needs of a given role



Use the body and voice effectively in a creative, imaginative, expressive way, appropriately synthesising training in both voice and movement


apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and psycho-physiology to create appropriate individual and group responses to creative stimuli


perform with spontaneity, physical, psychic, emotional and vocal clarity, playfulness, awareness of space, empathy and presence


advance their intellectual, emotional and performance competencies through actively changing acquired physical, vocal and psychological habits, reflective journalling and integrating the training process into their professional and personal lives.


Use research and appropriate literature to support and extend their knowledge of voice and movement

Module Assessment Strategies

100% continuous assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Movement sequencing, balance and co-ordination of self, partner, whole group, working from the gravity centre, still point to movement, patterns in space, sensitivity and expressiveness of whole body, emotional tone, free improvisation, contact improvisation, shift of weight in space, precision, imagination, spontaneity, rhythm, colour, shape, dynamic relaxation, symmetry, working with a theme using sound, light, visual stimuli. Sensory perception. Exploration of energy/movement systems. (Eg. Yoga, Tai-Chi, Alexander Technique, Laban etc.) Critical engagement with professional physical theatre and dance.

Balancing the sound, resonance, articulation and the text, relaxation, breathing and massage, muscularity of tone from applied consonant and vowel work, appropriate projection through precise placing of word and tone, pitch, intonation, emotional recall, floor work and visualisation, character work, heightened listening and original, creative response to words, emotions, stimuli.

Integration of voice and movement through continued application.


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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box Voice and Movement 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Carey, D & R. Clark Carey, Vocal Arts Workbook, London: Metheun. 2008

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

Houseman, B. Finding Your Voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2002

Linklater, K. Freeing the Natural Voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2006

Lecoq, J. The Moving Body, London: Metheun. 2002

Mc Evenue, K. The Alexander Technique for Actors, London: Metheun. 2001

Newlove, J. Laban for Actors and Dancers, London: Nick Hern Books. 1993



Other Resources