Current 2016/17 Module Catalogue

Module Details

Module Code:
Module Provider:
Guildford School of Acting
Number of Credits:
Module Title:
Module Co-ordinator:
ECTS Credits

Module Availability

Semester 2

Assessment Pattern

Assessment TypeUnit of AssessmentWeighting %
Project (Group/Individual)/DissertationAssignment Based On Students' Chosen Option100

Module Overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

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


As a result of and in response to detailed and structured independent research carried out relevant to the chosen pathway, students will be expected to produce a satisfactory and professional creative piece of original work. 

Pathways available are: Essay, Choreography, Play Script, Technical Theatre and Musical Theatre Scenario.


Students will take this module following the completion of and subject to a pass of the following modules:

  • Theories of Performance
  • Contemporary Actor Training
  • American Political Theatre
  • Musical Theatre

Module Aims

This module aims to:

  • Test the student's capacity to work individually to integrate considerations of practical skills and techniques with intellectual and aesthetic concepts.
  • To encourage a rounded and penetrating view of theatre as a potential work of art.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a body of personal knowledge and expertise. (K)
  • Meet professional standards of presentation in their chosen field. (P)
  • Communicate, in an appropriate manner, an area of knowledge, understanding or expertise. (C)
  • Apply these skills in theatrical terms. (T)

Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/ Practical Skills

Module Content

Indicative content includes:

  • 30 hours seminar.
  • 30 hours guided study e.g. virtual learning and associated tasks.
  • 240 hours independent home-based study on the module material and required purchase texts.
  • Seminar sessions amounting to four days at GSA to include personal tutorials and updates on individual learning plans, writing skills, an introduction to the pathway and face to face guidance from tutors on chosen pathway.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Actively engage distance learners with core concepts, establishing influential theatrical links in performance, through a range of learning and teaching strategies.
  • Enable the distance learner to access core concepts studied and apply in a practical context.
  • Allow the distance learner to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and associated links and influences  through structured exploration and performance analysis.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Tutor guided study and associated activities via the virtual learning environment (30 hours).
  • Seminar weekend (30 hours).
  • Student led distance learning/independent study and research (240 hours).

Module Hours

Tutorial Hours:30

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Last Updated

30 May 2014 by HATHERLEY RC Mrs (FAHS Reg)