PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 1 - 2017/8
Module code: PRO2017
Guildford School of Acting
FRANKLIN J Mrs (GSA)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 5
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 115
Lecture Hours: 12
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
All prior Level 4 and 5 modules.
This module is designed to introduce students to the process and practice of Professional Development as it relates both to their pathway choice and wider understanding of industry.
Students will be able to appraise the work of industry associations, unions and other bodies representing key areas of professional practice.
Equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in pro-active promotion of their emerging skills – to secure and maintain employment, understand the nature and construction of a portfolio career and continue to develop transferable skills in communication, presentation, professional networking, effective use of social media and personal promotion
|001||Plan a proposal for their employment evidencing a considered selection of work that demonstrates range and breadth of skills within their specialist pathway||KCP|
|002||Confidently engage with the intended/target market for employment through research, and engagement with the module||KT|
|003||Evidence an appreciation of supporting trade and union bodies contributing to debate and development within industry||KP|
|004||Develop a mature, considered approach to their professional presentation evidencing competency in written, oral and other media||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
What is employability within the creative industries?
Employment opportunities: publications & web based resources.
Marketing & networking via internet and social media.
CV & letter preparation.
Self-presentation & interview techniques.
Entertainment industry unions & professional bodies.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to develop appreciation of the sector skills requirements for employability.
Identify key employment opportunities through appreciation of industry practitioners across creative, technical, manufacturing and supply sectors.
Allow students to plan for post-graduate employment and further education.
Engage students in discourse allowing for a learner directed approach to their PDP.
This module underpins core Programme learning outcomes supporting the application of knowledge, concepts and skills across disciplines, the ability to organise material independently and critically evaluate its significance and in the identification of key practitioners.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Student and Tutor led workshops
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate ;
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A critical reflection of how the information discussed in the module has focused the student’s career intentions.
Students will begin their portfolio/webfolio during the taught period of activity and will progress the project over a subsequent 6 week period culminating in submission at semester end (weeks 13/14). Weekly, individual tutorial is available throughout the period of activity.
Formative assessment and feedback
Throughout the taught period of activity students will engage in a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops. Group and individual feedback on emerging work will be delivered as a continuous commentary to these sessions. Further tutorial support is available as described above.
Reading list for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro2017
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