Module code: MUT3010

Module Overview

The Public Performance (usually, but not restricted to the Industry Showcase) provides students with the opportunity to perform before a public audience.

For the Industry Showcase, Students will undertake rehearsals under the guidance of a professional director in preparation for the production which is designed to introduce the students to the industry at large. Students will be advised and guided in developing a realistic awareness of casting potential and perceived type in order to ensure that employability and suitability of the material chosen demonstrates a confident and assured performance of the chosen scene.


Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W441

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Professional Development 1

Module content


Unit 1: Public Performance (Showcase)

The student is marked on performance and integration of technical skill. A high level is expected in terms of performance technique and this is reflected in the criteria and the learning outcomes. The student is expected to demonstrate a fully professional

Skills covered include:

Preparation of material

Presentation of material

Researching and accessing material

Rehearsal process

Consistency and sustainability of performance

Creative collaboration

Integration of performance skills

Vocal Technique

Acting Technique

Dance/ Movement technique

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PERFORMANCE: PUBLIC PERFORMANCE 100

Alternative Assessment

In the event of a student being unable to complete any specific component of the module a resit opportunity will be given where pieces (singing and prose) will presented to a panel of senior staff. (Practical).To be determined by the unit/module that is incomplete.

Assessment Strategy

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

Unit 1: Practical -   Public Performance (70%)

Student Activity                                                                    Link to Learning outcome(s)

Textual Understanding                                                                                        1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Characterisation                                                                                                  1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Vocal technique and delivery                                                                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Dance/Movement technique and delivery                                                           1,2,3,4,5,6,7                        

Integration of technique                                                                                      1,2,3,4,5,6,7                                                                                     

Sustained rehearsal work                                                                                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7                                                                         

Teamwork                                                                                                           1,2,3,4,5,6,7                                                                                     


Module aims

  • To consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character.
  • To integrate and effectively deploy Acting, Dance, Voice and Singing techniques acquired and developed at Levels Four and Five.
  • To ensure an understanding of and the ability to operate within professional structures and processes.
  • To provide an opportunity for successful entry into the industry in a professional showcase context. 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Evidence a clear understanding of and connection to the text.
2 Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation.
3 Demonstrate effective vocal delivery.
4 Display expressive and flexible movement skills.
5 Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Dance).
6 Demonstrate an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance.
7 Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of a company in performance.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 113

Independent Study Hours: 37

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Place an emphasis on the practical development of skills that are required for imminent entry into the profession.

The module provides students with practical experience of a rehearsal process that integrates various points of study from Level 4 and Level 5, providing valuable experience that enables them to enter the industry at the end of Level 6 study.

The learning and teaching methods include:

The module is made up of 150 hours study time across the semester.

The hours include but are not limited to different learning and teaching strategies to enable students to achieve learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, independent and guided learning and peer to peer learning.


In depth

  • Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials and from tutors and industry professionals to help inform their practice. 

  • Students receive regular verbal feedback individually and as a group during each reherasal which they are encouraged to journal within the reflection time which is built in to the schedule.

  • Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure which becomes a valuable strategy for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.


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
Musical Theatre 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.