Module code: PROM006

Module Overview

This Graduate Showcase module consolidates prior PDP activity towards the realisation of the London Showcase, a pivotal marketing event for soon to graduate students providing an opportunity to meet prospective employers and key practitioners representing production sectors of the entertainment, theatre, media, event and corporate industry.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W450

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Site/venue visits.

Appointment of group and project leaders and allocation of roles and responsibilities.

Liaison with venues, sponsors and suppliers.

Internal group communication (marketing, finance, HoDs)

External liaison with relevanat industry contacts.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Portfolio 50
Practical based assessment Process/practice 50

Alternative Assessment

Extended portfolio 100%

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate both practical and transferable skills in realising a graduate showcase exhibition, working individually and within the wider group. The assessment also supports the programme and module learning outcomes particularly in the area of employability.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Practice and Process: observation student engagement with taught sessions, independent study and progression of their showcase plan to realisation demonstrating research, planning, communication, time management, application of technical skills and personal marketing.

• A production notebook in the format of an e-portfolio, demonstrating understanding, reflection on and evaluation of the stage management and creative process of the production.

Formative assessment

The Guildford showcase event provides an opportunity for formative feedback from GSA staff and invited external industry guests.

Verbal feedback will be provided by staff throughout the tutorials and practical activities of the module.


Provided verbally throughout the process. Summative feedback will be provided 3 weeks after showcase event (process/practice) and 3 weeks after submission of written work (production notebook).

Module aims

  • Implement a professional, industry-facing graduate showcase as a culmination of PDP throughout the programme
  • To provide guidance in style, delivery and format of student generated marketing materials
  • Introduce and embed key activities found with standard business ‘networking' model
  • Encourage students to reflect critcally on their professional development planning and engagement with industry.
  • Deepen and enhance awareness of industry structures, heirarchies and systems.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Confidently describe their ambition post-graduation through considered research and engagement with Professional Development Planning KCT
002 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
003 Manage a small project from proposal through to realisation evidencing appropriate selection, integration and preparation of technical elements, financial, time and general resource management PT
004 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: 146

Seminar Hours: 3

Tutorial Hours: 1

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

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

Identify key employment opportunities through appreciation of industry practitioners across all sectors in the creative industries.

Allow students to plan for post-graduate employment and/or further study

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

The learning and teaching methods include:

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

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

• Guided learning

• Independent study

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.

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Other information


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.