Module code: ACT2015

Module Overview

This module develops on the acting technique classes from Level 4 and introduces camera classes to prepare students for the Media module in Level 6.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

ROUSE Dominic (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: W410

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students will be expected to attend warm-up sessions and bring personal objects and effects into sessions. Detailed and extensive research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of the modules aims and objectives. Students will be required to watch assigned film and television programmes.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Specific classes on acting for camera.

  • Specific classes on the processes of filmmaking.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment ASSESSMENT OF CLASSROOM EXERCISE 50

Alternative Assessment

  1. Viva voce examining the approach taken to the exercise 50%
  2. Viva voce examining the approach taken to the exercise 50%

Assessment Strategy

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

·         A deeper understanding of the processes of Stanislavksy and Stanislavsky-derived acting exercises and techniques.

·         The beginning of an understanding of the processes involved in acting for camera.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         A continuous assessment in acting technique

·         An exercise in screen acting assessed in the examination period


Formative assessment and feedback


Formative feedback will occur during practical sessions and seminars on a verbal basis. The feedback will usually be in a group context, but may sometimes happen one to one with the tutor.

Module aims

  • Develop further exercises in acting technique.
  • Deepen understanding of Stanislavski derived approaches to acting.
  • Introduce the basic concepts of screen acting.
  • Familiarise students with the technical processes of film making.
  • Further develop an ability to reflect cogently upon and document personal learning

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Deepen an understanding of the connection between imagination and physicality.
2 Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the demands of different camera shots and framing.
3 Demonstrate an understanding of the specific issues associated with screen acting.
4 Understand an overview of the processes involved in filmmaking.
5 Demonstrate the ability to present the results of analytical reflective processes in a manner commensurate with the standards of Level 5 study

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 72

Independent Study Hours: 78

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Enable students to deepen their understanding of Stanislavski derived acting exercises and techniques.

  • Begin to understand the processes and demands of acting for camera.

  • Develop an insight into practical filmmaking.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • 3 hours of workshop/classes on Acting Technique per week for 12 weeks of semester 1.

  • 3 hours of workshop/classes on Acting for Camera per week for 12 weeks of semester 1.

  • Guided revision in week 12



Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ACTING TECHNIQUE 1 :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting 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 2018/9 academic year.