PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 1 - 2017/8

Module code: PRO2017

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

FRANKLIN J Mrs (GSA)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W441

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 115

Lecture Hours: 12

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework REFLECTIVE ESSAY 50
Coursework PORTFOLIO/WEBFOLIO 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All prior Level 4 and 5 modules.

Module overview

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.

Module aims

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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

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.
Application forms.
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:


Lectures
Individual tutorials
Practical exercises
Student and Tutor led workshops
Student research
Written exercise
Observation

Assessment Strategy

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

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Reflective Essay

A critical reflection of how the information discussed in the module has focused the student’s career intentions.

Portfolio/Webfolio

 


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

Reading list for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro2017

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.