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Body and Voice 1 (DRAM10027)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDRAM10027
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to the interdependence of voice and body. The unit addresses idiosyncratic habits, which may inhibit the moving and speaking performer in order to develop a functional, efficient and flexible body and voice. This subject will include a selection from the following: physical awareness of breath in the body; muscularity; resonance; active listening and kinaesthetic awareness; and fundamental patterns of physical organization. To enable this introduction students will undertake physical improvisation, dynamic imagery and rhythmical play to activate sensory perception. This unit is co-delivered to BFA Acting and BFA Theatre students.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Recognise the relationship of breath, body, voice, mind and physical presence
  • Demonstrate the vocal & physical capacity to respond impulsively and imaginatively to exercises and tasks
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others in creative and performance contexts

Last updated: 15 January 2019