Module code: PRO3012

Module Overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.


This module focuses on the appraisal and development of students' Graduate Showcase Proposal (GSP). Building on the Level 5 module Professional Development Planning, students will have constructed a considered proposal evidencing a core creative concept for their Showcase presentation underpinned by industry research and innovation in their proposed skills presentation.

In this follow-up module students will advance the proposal to a practical plan, evidencing a clear schedule of activity and resources required to realise the proposal.


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 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All prior Level 4, 5 and 6 modules. 

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Field trips to Industry Exhibition/s.

  • Drafting/CAD.

  • Interrogating the physical installation.

  • Preparing a budget, risk assessment, logistics  planning and support.

  • Sponsorship.

  • Marketing materials.

  • Personal presentation and communication.

  • Making a ‘pitch’.

  • Apprenticeships and industry.

  • Continuing Professional Development.

  • Legal aspects of employment & self-employment.

  • Finance for the self-employed, including taxation & insurance.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PRESENTATION 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Provide students with the necessary support and expertise to project manage an exhibition/installation
  • Develop students skills in personal marketing and presentation
  • Further explore industries, practitioners and contributors to the wider entertainment and production sectors and opportunities for access, training, and apprenticeship

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Confidently describe their ambition post-graduation through considered research and engagement with Professional Development Planning KCT
2 Articulate their experiences, skills and abilities to likely employers and people of influence both in person and in the use of a range of supporting media KPT
3 Manage a small project from proposal through to detailed plan evidencing appropriate selection and integration of technical elements, financial, time and general resource management PT
4 Understand the importance of networking, presentation and industry hierarchies KCP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 115

Seminar Hours: 17

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Enable students to develop appreciation of the sector skills requirements for employability.

  • Provide a secure template for the management and realisation of a marketing/networking event.

  • Identify key employment opportunities through appreciation of industry practitioners across creative, technical, manufacturing and supply sectors.

  • Allow students to plan for post-graduate employment and further education.

  • Engage students in discourse allowing for a learner directed approach to their PDP.

This module underpins core Programme Learning outcomes supporting the application of knowledge, concepts and skills across disciplines, the ability to organise material independently and critically evaluate its significance and in the identification of key practitioners.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Field Trips.

  • Guest Lectures/Master-classes.

  • Visits from industry/trade bodies.

  • Lectures.

  • Individual tutorials.

  • Practical exercises.

  • Student and tutor led workshops.

  • Student research.

  • Observation.

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
Performance Technologies and Production BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Theatre Production BA (Hons) 1 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.