PROFESSIONAL PROFILE DEVELOPMENT - 2018/9

Module code: MUTM025

Module Overview

This module asks you to face outwards into your industry, and forwards to the future. You will be encouraged at the
outset of the programme to become familiar with the work of individuals, organisations and companies whose activities
are of particular interest and relevance to your target performance career. This module enables you to follow up on this
interest in structured ways, entailing close analysis and grounded engagement with current professionals.
This module will put into practice many of the skills acquired in the Professional Development and Singing and
Audition technique modules.
Firstly, you will undertake an audition for a professional role. You will develop industry contacts and will undertake a
placement, with a professional company, possibly as a result of this audition as performer or as an observer/assistant for
a minimum of 30 hours.
The module involves you in making contacts and interacting with industry practitioners and/or organisations. The
module offers a placement, shadowing or field study engagement outside GSA, which will provide you with scope for
extending your understanding of the current theatre and performance industry.
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You will then submit a reflection on the practice either that you have undertaken or observed, indicating the ways in
which this will affect your future development.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

NICHOLLS SJ Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W312

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All Semester 1 and 2 Modules.

Module content

Presentation of audition material, including song and spoken monologues;
Placement with professional organization as either performer or observer

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Professional Audition 35
Coursework Reflection on practice (2,500 words) 65

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Ability to perform with surety in a professional audition setting and evidence a credible approach to and personal
autonomy in sustaining a career in Musical Theatre.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Audition performance (35%)
Student Activity Link to Learning Outcome(s
Preparation 1,2,3,4,6
Vocal Technique 1,2,3,4,6
Flexibility 1,2,3,4,5,6
Acting Technique 1,2,3,4,5,6
Level of Presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6
Reflection on Practice
Preparation 1,2,3,5,6
Analysis 1,2,5,6
Academic & Writing Skills 1,2,5,6
Level of Presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6
Vocal Technique 1,2,3,4,6
Flexibility 1,2,3,4,5,6
Acting Technique 1,2,3,4,5,6

Module aims

  • To enable a thorough understanding of the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor/performer
    working within that industry
  • To build confidence and develop flexibility by providing ‘real-life’ audition processes
  •  to prepare the performer-in-training for the life-long process of career development
  • Develop your understanding of current industry practices and opportunities.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 A readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts CKPT
002 Demonstrate an understanding of working practices in the theatrical industry CKPT
003 The ability to gain, or create employment in the entertainment industry CKPT
004 Develop your understanding of current industry practices and opportunities CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 80

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Industry seminars
Tutorials
Workshops
Placement

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 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE DEVELOPMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mutm025

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Musical Theatre 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.