Module code: ACTM018

Module Overview


In this module builds on the work in Industry Practice 1, and extends the students’  experience with a wide range of industry practices, including screen acting.  Guest directors, industry professionals, casting directors and agents are brought in for a number of lectures and seminars, designed to comprehensively prepare the student for entry into the profession.  Screen acting exercises will further develop existing awareness of the demands of different shots, cognitive behaviour patterns for continuity and matching shots and acting that is expressed through physicality and the inner monologue. Advanced audition technique and master classes also included in this module. 


Students will emerge with an industry-standard audition portfolio, advanced facility with screen acting techniques and an advanced understanding of industry practice from a variety of perspectives.


Assessment will be based on performance of the assigned scenes and monologues, and (in the case of screen acting) individual contribution to process.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

NEALE Richard (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W441

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

The student must have passed Semester 1 modules.  Enrollment is required on semester 2 modules.

Module content

Presentation of audition monologues; Professional preparation – including lectures and seminars on managing a professional career: Equity, Spotlight, Agents, Casting, finance and taxation
Intensive Stage Combat course leading to BADC basic qualification
Screen acting classes on the practicalities of screen performance, the inner monologue, shots and continuity. Students will consider castability, screen qualities and technical discipline. Camera preparation classes will focus on preparation techniques, character development and ability to deliver truthful and believable behaviour on screen.
Master classes where available from professional practitioners in skills such as radio, voice-overs, corporate role-play, devising theatre, running small scale theatre companies.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Professional Jury Audition 50
Practical based assessment Screen Acting performed exercises 50

Alternative Assessment

A separate audition performance may be convened; performed exercises for Screen Acting can be replaced with recorded evidence of work from classes, plus a 3,000 word critical evaluation.

Assessment Strategy

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

1. a strategy for managing a career in the performing arts (C,K,T,P)
2. Confident performance with advanced skills in front of a camera (P)
3. The ability to prepare fully and appropriately for a comprehensive range of auditions
4. A sophisticated understanding of professional discipline and presentation (C,K,T,P)

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Assessment of audition pieces: this addresses 1, 3 and 4, above.
Assessment of performed exercises in screen acting; this addresses 1, 2, and 4 above2

The audition preparation and performance will be assessed in week 9 of semester 2. The Screen Acting performed exercises will be assessed in week 7 of semester 2.
Professional development workshops, tutorials and Stage Combat classes continue in weeks 10-15

Formative assessment and feedback

  • Continuous feedback during rehearsals in class from the instructor

  • Formative assessment in Week 4 of Semester 2.

Module aims

  • To extend the student actor's awareness of the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor working within that industry
  • To further interrogate and master the techniques of screen performance
  • To deepen confidence by providing experiential learning in a number of different audition and casting situations
  • To further equip the student actor for the process of job searching, auditioning and career development

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate a strategy for managing a career in the performing arts KCPT
002 Perform confidently and with advanced skills in front of a camera P
003 Prepare fully and appropriately for a comprehensive range of auditions P
004 Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of professional discipline and presentation KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 65

Tutorial Hours: 20

Methods of Teaching / Learning



Industry seminars




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 INDUSTRY PRACTICE 2 :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting MA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Acting MFA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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.