PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1 - 2017/8

Module code: AMT3001

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BAILEY NC Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FILE 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

The module engages students with a range of areas relating to industry practices, protocols and resources in pursuit of developing the necessary skills to undertake and sustain a career within the performing arts. A portfolio covering CV generation, headshots, industry engagement, social media profile and personal business planning will be generated. This will also included health and safety certification which is trained within the course.  

Module aims

To prepare the student for professional performance and casting process

To develop responsible and consistent attitudes towards self-management and to encourage a high level of self-presentation

To develop and deploy appropriate research methods and strategies

To stimulate constructive and critical reflection upon process and outcome

To develop a sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation

To prepare the trainee actor for a life-long commitment to the process of seeking and acquiring creative, artistic and commercial opportunities

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evidence a clear understanding of the theatre industry and its process KCPT
Display clear analytical and reflective skills and identify areas of growth and development within the industry KCPT
Display a readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Unit 1

CV Generation Understanding of industry standard formats Reflective practice Self- assessment stratagems Understanding of Health & Safety

Assessment

In UNIT 1 students will submit a personal development file containing

Current CV

Headshots

Spotlight Information

Health & Safety Documentation

All in industry standard format. Accompanying the file will be a 1500 word document, demonstrating an understanding of how an actor engages with issues surrounding self employment, agents, casting directors should be added to give the file context. In addition to this students will undertake a Health & Safety knowledge test which will form part of the written assessment grade. 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Place an emphasis on the practical development of skills that are required for sustaining and obtaining employment within the Musical Theatre industry. The module provides students with practical work that integrates various points of study from Level 4 and Level 5, providing valuable experience and an secure and open environment to continue developing work and technique in practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

The module is made up of 150 hours study time across the semester. The hours include different learning and teaching strategies to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, independent and guided learning, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with written feedback.

In depth


The approach of the module is vocational in intent and delivery. It encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials and from tutors and industry professionals to help inform their practice
Students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each workshop and masterclass. Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.

Assessment Strategy

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

Unitr 1: Professional Development File

Student Activity ILO Map

Selection of materials 1,2,3

Arrangement/presentation of material 1,2,3

Understanding of industry standard formats 1,2,3

Understanding of standard process in theatre 1,2,3

Contxtual awareness of materials 1,2,3

Formative assessment and feedback

FORMATIVE: Portfolio Draft

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Selection of materials 1,2,3

Arrangement/presentation of material 1,2,3

Understanding of industry standard formats 1,2,3

Understanding of standard process in theatre 1,2,3

Contextual awareness of materials 1,2,3

FEEDBACK & ASSESSMENT

Each class sequentially builds toward the assessment and throughout individual learning outcomes are covered by tutors and students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week. Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning. Students receive summative feedback within 3 weeks of the assessment taking place and this is received through SURREYLEARN or directly from Registry.

Reading list

Reading list for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3001

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% 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.