INDUSTRY PRACTICE 3 - 2018/9

Module code: ACTM035

Module Overview

This module builds on the work in Industry Practice 1 and 2 and further extends the student’s 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 are also included in this module.

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

Students will be required to produce a Professional Development Plan, evidencing a considered and structured strategy for entry to the profession. It should demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of how to obtain employment and how to maintain employability. It should demonstrate an equally comprehensive knowledge of casting procedures and audition preparation and should also consider how to create employment opportunities either within the profession or a related field. Assessment will be also be based on performed exercises in Screen Acting classes.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BYRNE G Ms (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 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students must have successfully completed all modules in Semesters 1, 2 and 3.

Module content

Presentation of audition monologues.
Intensive Stage Combat course leading to BADC intermediate qualification.
Advanced screen acting classes.
Master classes where available from professional practitioners in skills such as radio, voice-overs, corporate role-play, devising theatre, running small scale theatre companies.
Professional development tutorials.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Screen Acting performed exercises 70
Coursework Professional Development Plan (PDP) 2,000 words 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
1. a sophisticated strategy for managing a career in the performing arts (C,K,T,P)
2. Professional level 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. An advanced 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
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Assessment of a Professional Development Plan: this addresses 1, 3 and 4, above.
Assessment of performed exercises in screen acting; this addresses 2, and 4 above.
The PDP will be submitted in week 7 of semester 3. The Screen Acting performed exercises will be assessed in week 7 of semester 3.
Tutorials continue in weeks 8-13
Formative assessment and feedback
Continuous feedback during screen acting classes from the instructor.
Continuous feedback during audition technique classes from the instructor.

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 sophisticated strategy for managing a career in the performing arts CKPT
002 Perform at a professional level in front of a camera P
003 Prepare fully and appropriately for a comprehensive range of auditions P
004 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of professional discipline and presentation CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 93

Independent Study Hours: 57

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
 allow the student to extend their awareness of the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor working within that industry
 help students to further interrogate and master the techniques of screen performance
 provide advanced experiential learning in a number of different audition and casting situations
 fully equip the student actor for the process of job searching, auditioning and career development
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures
Industry seminars
Tutorials
Workshops
Classes.

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 3 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/actm035

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting MFA 1 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.