INDUSTRY PRACTICE 2 - 2017/8

Module code: ACTM018

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BESSELL JE Dr (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

W441

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 50

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Professional Jury Audition 50
Practical based assessment Screen Acting performed exercises 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

The student must have passed Semester 1 modules.  Enrollment is required on semester 2 modules.

Module overview

 

In this module builds on the work in Industry Practice 1, and extends the students’  experience with a wide range of industry practices, including screen acting.  Guest directors, industry professionals, casting directors and agents are brought in for a number of lectures and seminars, designed to comprehensively prepare the student for entry into the profession.  Screen acting exercises will further develop existing awareness of the demands of different shots, cognitive behaviour patterns for continuity and matching shots and acting that is expressed through physicality and the inner monologue. Advanced audition technique and master classes also included in this module. 

 

Students will emerge with an industry-standard audition portfolio, advanced facility with screen acting techniques and an advanced understanding of industry practice from a variety of perspectives.

 

Assessment will be based on performance of the assigned scenes and monologues, and (in the case of screen acting) individual contribution to process.

Module aims

To extend the student actor's awareness of the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor working within that industry

To further interrogate and master the techniques of screen performance

To deepen confidence by providing experiential learning in a number of different audition and casting situations

To further equip the student actor for the process of job searching, auditioning and career development

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate a strategy for managing a career in the performing arts KCPT
Perform confidently and with advanced skills in front of a camera KP
Prepare fully and appropriately for a comprehensive range of auditions KP
Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of professional discipline and presentation KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Presentation of audition monologues; Professional preparation – including lectures and seminars on managing a professional career: Equity, Spotlight, Agents, Casting, finance and taxation
Intensive Stage Combat course leading to BADC basic qualification
Screen acting classes on the practicalities of screen performance, the inner monologue, shots and continuity. Students will consider castability, screen qualities and technical discipline. Camera preparation classes will focus on preparation techniques, character development and ability to deliver truthful and believable behaviour on screen.
Master classes where available from professional practitioners in skills such as radio, voice-overs, corporate role-play, devising theatre, running small scale theatre companies.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 

Lectures

Industry seminars

Tutorials

Workshops

Classes.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


1. a strategy for managing a career in the performing arts (C,K,T,P)
2. Confident performance with advanced skills in front of a camera (P)
3. The ability to prepare fully and appropriately for a comprehensive range of auditions
4. A sophisticated understanding of professional discipline and presentation (C,K,T,P)

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Assessment of audition pieces: this addresses 1, 3 and 4, above.
Assessment of performed exercises in screen acting; this addresses 1, 2, and 4 above2

The audition preparation and performance will be assessed in week 9 of semester 2. The Screen Acting performed exercises will be assessed in week 7 of semester 2.
Professional development workshops, tutorials and Stage Combat classes continue in weeks 10-15

Formative assessment and feedback


Continuous feedback during rehearsals in class from the instructor
Formative assessment in Week 4 of Semester 2.

Reading list

Reading list for INDUSTRY PRACTICE 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/actm018

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting MA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Acting MFA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.