PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO - 2018/9

Module code: PROM005

Module Overview

This module builds on all the previous programme learning outcomes, in order to ensure that the student achieves a professional level entry into the creative industries and that they are a self-motivated reflective practitioner with a high level of ability in critical thinking and analysis.
During this module students will complete a final major production role, either within a GSA production context or via an external placement. They will then complete an extended reflective evaluation of their production and placement roles during Semester 2. Finally they will complete an extended research based essay on a relevant topic of their choice, linked to their professional ambitions, guided by tutor support.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

ROXBURGH D Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W310

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Final major production role/professional placement

• Reflective evaluation of Semester 2 production achievement and professional development

• Research study on stage/production management topic of the student’s choice

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Research project 70
Coursework Reflective evaluation 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate an advanced level of both management and academic skills, to provide a firm foundation for both employability and potential further independent study.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:.

• Reflective evaluation of Semester 2 production roles in the context of professional development. (2500 – 3000 words)

• Extended research project (8000 words)

Formative assessment

Formative feedback will be given throughout the production process, during practical sessions and weekly tutorials. Formative feedback will also be sought from placement supervisors. Students will complete a regular blog within the VLE during the summer period, which will enable tutor and peer feedback. There will also be a formative workshop to provide peer and tutor feedback on the research project

Feedback

Provided verbally throughout the practical process and online via the student blog. Summative feedback will be provided 3 weeks after submission of written work (production notebook and research project).

Module aims

  • Enable students to confidently and independently undertake a management role on a production
  • Broaden and deepen students knowledge and understanding of the contemporary entertainment industry.
  • Enable students to complete an independent research project on a relevant topic of their choosing, evidencing appropriate academic skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evidence a high level of research skills, critical analysis and academic rigour CT
002 Successfully complete a management level production-critical role evidencing planning, preparation, management and critical appraisal of their work KCP
003 Reflect on and evaluate their production work within a professional context CPT
004 Demonstrate appropriate professional communication, management of tasks and delegation to others, management of workloads, and adherence to deadlines KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 585

Seminar Hours: 9

Tutorial Hours: 6

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to expand their learning into the professional context, to increase academic skills whilst meeting the programme’s aims of developing student employability and engaging with contemporary practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Seminars (will be available online for students on placement)

• Tutorials (can be via Skype for students on placement or during tutor placement visit)

• Guided learning: practical work on GSA production(s) within a production/stage management team OR within an approved professional setting.

• Guided learning: online tasks

• Independent study

Staff will normally visit students once during an external placement subject to constraints of time/location.

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 PORTFOLIO : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/prom005

Other information

None

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Stage and Production Management MA 2 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.