Module code: PRO2019

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 80

Tutorial Hours: 9

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment INDUSTRY PLACEMENT 50

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All prior Level 4 and 5 modules.

Module overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.


Progressing from the earlier Level 5 Module Professional Development Planning 1 this module provides for a short-term, usually 1 week, placement within a professional environment related to the student’s Specialist Pathway choice.

Module aims

Progress the students' knowledge and awareness of businesses and practitioners within industry and particularly within their subject Pathway choice

Develop students' confidence in their communication and promotion amongst industry professionals (practitioners, producers, companies, trades, venues)

Allow students to follow a recruitment procedure that evidences their emerging personal presentation and promotion skills

Record and reflect upon their experience

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Evidence current professional practice in a specific discipline though observation and participation in its protocols, routines, administration and technologies KP
2 Evaluate professional and personal development through a process of record and reflection KCT
3 Confidently appraise the opportunities for entry-level employment in their subject pathway through considered research and active engagement in both the securing and successful completion of their placement KPT
4 Further their understanding of the skills, knowledge and ability required to compete as a practitioner within industry KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Overview and discussion of production and design skills evidenced within the entertainment industry and wider built environment (theme parks, architecture, heritage industries, urban planning).
Overview of recent graduate employment success.
Essential research and planning for the placement.
Overview of a Reflective Journal (structure, content and presentation).

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Provide the student with all necessary information and resources to undertake a short-term industry placement.
To provide clear guidelines and rationale for the module while developing a learner-directed approach to achieving module outcomes.
Encourage information sharing and opportunity amongst the student group and allow peer-to-peer support and motivation.
Advance students' understanding of reflection and appraisal of activity as a tool for future learning and discovery.

This module contributes to the wider Programme learning and teaching strategy by defining the experience as one combining  both tutor-led learning (including the participation of professional practitioner) and self-directed methods of learning, reflecting increasing independence and encouraging positive attitudes towards lifelong learning and professional development.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Guest lectures/site visits
Professional Observation and engagement
Employer feedback and tutorial/de-brief

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for WORK EXPERIENCE :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Performance Technologies and Production BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Theatre Production 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.