PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 - 2017/8

Module code: AMT3005

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

WOOLFORD JR 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 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 30
Practical based assessment PUBLIC PERFORMANCE (SHOWCASE) 70

Alternative Assessment

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a resit opportunity will be given where pieces (singing and prose) will presented to a panel of senior staff. (Practical). If the written component is not completed then a new essay title 

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

Module Overview The Industry Showcase provides students with the opportunity to present selected scenes and musical numbers before an invited audience comprising mainly of theatrical agents and casting directors.

Students will undertake rehearsals under the guidance of a professional director and senior member of faculty in preparation for the production which is designed to introduce the students to the industry at large.

Under the guidance of the Showcase Tutor students will be advised and guided in developing a realistic awareness of casting potential and perceived type in order to ensure that employability and suitability of the material chosen demonstrates a confident and assured performance of the chosen scene.. 

Module aims

To consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character

To enable the student to research, rehearse and perform selected scenes appropriate to casting range and potential employability

To integrate and effectively deploy Acting, Dance, Voice and Singing techniques acquired and developed at Levels Four and Five

To ensure an understanding of and the ability to operate within professional structures and processes

To provide an opportunity for successful presentation to the industry in a professional showcase context

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evidence a clear understanding of and connection to the text KCPT
Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation KCPT
Demonstrate effective vocal delivery KCPT
Display expressive and flexible movement skills KCPT
Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Dance) KCPT
Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance. KCPT
Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of the company. The ability to display a professional attitude and focus that is conducive to seeking and acquiring professional employment in pursuit of developing and sustaining a professional career. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Skills covered include:


Preparation of material
Presentation of material
Researching and accessing material
Rehearsal process
Consistency and sustainability of performance
Creative collaboration
Integration of performance skills
Vocal Technique
Acting Technique
Musicianship
Dance/ Movement technique
Assessment


UNIT 1

In the personal development plan students are required to prepare an action plan for their entry into the industry. Including plans on skills maintenance, vocal technique maintenance and in a wider context a plan of how to cope with tax liability, banking, union memberships and wider involvement with networking and integrating a social media profile.

UNIT 2

The Industry Showcase is marked on performance and integration of technical skill. A high level is expected in terms of performance technique and this is reflected in the criteria and the learning outcomes. Under the guidance of the Showcase Tutor students will be advised and guided in developing a realistic awareness of casting potential and perceived type in order to ensure that employability and suitability of the material chosen demonstrates a confident and assured performance of the chosen scene.

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 imminent entry into the profession.

The module provides students with practical experience of a rehearsal process that integrates various points of study from Level 4 and Level 5, providing valuable experience that enables them to enter the industry at the end of Level 6 study. 103 Page103

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 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 and 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 class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the schedule
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…

Summative 1: Process

Student Activity Link to Learning outcome(s)

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Vocal technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Dance/Movement technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Summative 2: Practical - Public Performance

Student Activity Link to Learning outcome(s)

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Vocal technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Dance/Movement technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 104

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 

ASSESSMENT & FEEDBACK

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.

 

Formative assessment and feedback

FORMATIVE: Performance & Process

Student Activity ILO Map

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Vocal technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Dance technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 

Reading list

Reading list for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3005

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons) 2 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.