PROFESSIONAL FORMATION - 2019/0

Module code: AMT3009

Module Overview

Professional Formation is the most industry facing module at Level 6 – enabling students to connect with potential employers and the wider industry.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

HERBERT Paul (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W410

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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Workshop study

• Rehearsal workshop class

• Showcase public performance

• Tutorials (1:1)

• Music & vocal industry tutorials

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Showcase (Performance) 40
Practical based assessment Self-Tape (Performance Recorded) 30
Practical based assessment Showcase (Process) 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

A practical evidence of a developing methodology as an actor-musician in preparing for maintenance of skill and preparedness for auditions.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Unit 1: Showcase (Process)30% Student Activity

• Effective delivery of work

• Demonstration of technique in rehearsal

• Engagement with selecting material

• Stamina and Flexibility

• Consistent attitude to maintenance of skills.

• Collegiality in delivery of material

Unit 2: Showcase (Performance) 40% Student Activity

• Effective delivery of work in line with performance space

• Demonstration of Vocal Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Musical Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Acting Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Movement/Dance work in performance

• Ensemble work Unit 3: Self Tape (Performance Recorded) 30% Student Activity

• Demonstration of Vocal Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Musical Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Acting Skills in performance

• Demonstration of Movement/Dance work in performance

Formative assessment

N/A

Feedback

These are practical assessments that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and receive feedback sequentially. Students receive verbal and written feedback and also benefit from personal tutorials where this feedback can be discussed after reflection and grading has taken place.

Module aims

  • Develop work that is industry facing and utilise it to connect with and seek industry links throughout level 6 and to act as a showcase of skill and work that becomes part of the industry portfilio of work a student has on graduation.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 1. Evidence a clear understanding of the theatre industry and its process of casting and entry CKPT
002 2. Display clear performance skill both in performance and in self recorded performance CKPT
003 3. Display a readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts through selection of material CKPT
004 4. Engagement with process and teamwork to deliver performance. CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 4

Tutorial Hours: 34

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Place an emphasis on the practical performance skills required as an actor-musician and the best way for an individual to showcase them to seek employment.

The module aims to introduce Level 6 students to showcase work and connect with the wider industry.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Across the year this module is delivered over 150 hours of study with a blend of personal practice and practical class delivery.

Tutorial – Teaching Block 1 & 2 Rehearsal (Showcase)

Teaching Block 2

Screen – Teaching Block 2

Throughout the module different learning and teaching strategies are applied to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with detailed written feedback.

• The approach of the module is vocational in content and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials from staff to help in forming their learning experience.

• Students receive regular verbal feedback both individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal and use for reflection.

• Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure and as part of the ethos of continuous actor training.

• Lesson plans are structured to take account of and deliver for students with a specifc bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling differentation of techniques within the class and a sensitivity towards inclusivity.

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 FORMATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/amt3009

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery is year-long due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Blocks 1 and 2.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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 2019/0 academic year.