Module code: AMT3007

Module Overview

Research Project Part 2.

Following on from research project part 1 this module develops the company ideas, planning and creative work into a piece of performance work that can serve as a “launch pad” for the actor/musician company to take work developed on the course and form their own company to take to festivals or theatres etc.

The module consolidates learnt skill and teamwork/ensemble skills acquired over the course of study and encourages students to take the creative/business partnership forward into an industry facing role.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W490

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Budgeting and Company formation

Creation of original performance work

Dramaturgical application within the context of performance

Rehearsal process and understanding Integration of music, dance, song and text in rehearsal.


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PERFORMANCE 60

Alternative Assessment

Re-submission of task

Assessment Strategy

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


Unit 1: Literature List, Budget Outline and Draft Proposal Outline

Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s)

Applied critical analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Applied reflective analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Textual analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Understanding of budgets and regulatory systems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 114

Understanding of personal practice 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Understanding of company management. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Engagement with analysis and creative planning 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Methods of research 1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Unit 2: Performance – Devised Theatre Text

Student Activity ILO Map

Textual Understanding 1,2,3,4,5,6

Characterisation 1,2,3,4,5,6

Vocal/Singing technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6

Dance technique and delivery 1,2,3,4,5,6

Integration of technique 1,2,3,4,5,6

Sustained rehearsal work 1,2,3,4,5,6

Teamwork 1,2,3,4,5,6


Formative assessment




Each class sequentially builds toward the assessment and throughout individual learning outcomes are covered by tutors and students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week. Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning. Students receive summative feedback within 3 weeks of the assessment taking place and this is received through SURREYLEARN or directly from Registry.

Module aims

  • Develop a culture of creative independence
  • Develop an understanding a practical application of business acumen
  • Develop an understanding of working to deadlines
  • Develop an awareness of production and company management
  • Develop a creative ensemble
  • Embed analytical and academic skills within an artistic environment

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Display a clear understanding of performance skill KCPT
002 Create and develop a credible approach to creative performance delivery KCPT
003 Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Dance) in rehearsal. KCPT
004 Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a company of actors KCPT
005 Evidence skills that will enable the student to plan, deliver and reflect critically on own practice and planning for company development and rehearsal. KCPT
006 Demonstrate responsibility and rigor in presenting and creating work that is clear, consistent and has a clear critical/artistic merit. KCPT
007 Evidence the ability to design and implement strategies targeted at differing artistic, creative and business objectives KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Encourage students to work autonomously to create a company of actor/musicians and create performance.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Across the semester this module is delivered over 150 hours study across the semester including, class, lecture and self-directed study.

Throughout the module different learning and teaching strategies are applied to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with written feedback.

In depth.

  • The approach of the module is vocational in content and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials from staff to help in forming their learning experience.

  • Students receive regular verbal feedback both individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the lesson plan every week.

  • Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure and as part of the ethos of training as an actor.

  • Lesson plans are structured to take account of and deliver for students with a specifc bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling

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


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons) 2 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.