Module code: ACTM045

Module Overview

This module introduces students to key principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate actor training in a variety of teaching and learning contexts, including, but not limited to schools, community groups, professional training, education outreach activities and online learning, across diverse communities. Learning and Teaching processes will be examined through the lenses of acting, voice and movement.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

FUREY Benjamin (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Clinical Placement Hours: 48

Independent Learning Hours: 30

Seminar Hours: 30

Practical/Performance Hours: 42

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes: Practical, theoretical, observational and online study arising from the module material and Essential Reading texts, as laid out in the module reading list. Delivery may include, but is not restricted to:

• Week long intensive pedagogy workshop

• Group tutorials and seminars

• Skills classes in acting, voice, movement

• Independent teaching observations

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Continuous assessment 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following through their formal written summative submission, in addition to their engagement with the formative assessment, module content and associated activities:

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Students will be expected to demonstrate their development of personal pedagogic practice via continuous weekly delivery of teaching exercises in pedagogy class tutorials with their own cohort, as directed by the class tutor. This activity is designed to synoptically assess the skills accumulated by the student through all of their classes in this module

Formative assessment

Formative assessment will occur during all practical skill based sessions.


Informal formative verbal feedback from tutors will be provided via, but is not restricted to, in class activities, the virtual learning environment, email exchange, personal tutorials.

Summative formal written feedback will follow submission of the summative assessment.

Module aims

  • • Introduce students to the principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate actor training in a range of settings, across diverse communities
  • • Enable students to effectively analyse and evaluate the learning and teaching approaches of both themselves and of other professionals through observation

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 • Acquire/demonstrate knowledge of a range of practices K
002 • Reflect critically on process and outcome C
003 • Communicate effectively in verbal/written form T
004 • Be disciplined and consistent in a professional/pedagogic context P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

• Enable the learner to access core concepts studied and apply these to selected practical contexts

• Actively engage learners with the pedagogy and facilitation of actor training across multiple contexts through critical analysis and evaluation

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Seminars and practical classes (72 hours)

• Teaching observations (48 hours minimum)

• Study based on module content and associated activities via the virtual learning environment (2 hours)

• Independent study based on module reading lists and further independent enquiry (28 hours)

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
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: ACTM045

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting 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 2019/0 academic year.