Module code: MUTM038

Module Overview

This module asks you to face outwards into your industry, and forwards to the future. You will be encouraged at the outset of the programme to become familiar with the work of individuals, organisations and companies whose activities are of particular interest and relevance to your target performance career. This module enables you to follow up on this interest in structured ways, entailing close analysis and grounded engagement with current professionals.

This module will put into practice many of the skills acquired in the Professional Development and Singing and Audition technique modules.

Firstly, you will undertake an audition for a professional role. You will develop industry contacts and will undertake a placement, with a professional company, possibly as a result of this audition as performer or as an observer/assistant for a minimum of 30 hours.

The module involves you in making contacts and interacting with industry practitioners and/or organisations. The module offers a placement, shadowing or field study engagement outside GSA, which will provide you with scope for extending your understanding of the current theatre and performance industry.

You will then submit a reflection on the practice either that you have undertaken or observed, indicating the ways in which this will affect your future development.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 80

Practical/Performance Hours: 70

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Presentation of audition material, including song and spoken monologues;

Placement with professional organization as either performer or observer

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Practical: Professional Audition 35
Coursework Written: Reflection on practice (2,500 words) 65

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

Ability to perform with surety in a professional audition setting and evidence a credible approach to and personal autonomy in sustaining a career in Musical Theatre.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Audition performance (35%)

Student Activity


Vocal Technique


Acting Technique

Level of Presentation

Reflection on Practice (65%)



Academic & Writing Skills

Level of Presentation


Continuous classroom feedback on preparation and performance

Module aims

  • To enable a thorough understanding of the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor/performer working within that industry
  • To build confidence and develop flexibility by providing ‘real-life’ audition processes
  • To prepare the performer-in-training for the life-long process of career development
  • Develop your understanding of current industry practices and opportunities.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Examine current and historical practitioners their theories and practices. K
002 Critically analyse, reflect upon and evaluate yours and other’s work. C
003 Evaluate the relationship between the performer, the narrative, the rehearsal, and performance context. C
004 Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context T
005 Develop a professional profile through selection, preparation and performance material. T
006 Communicate effectively in a physical, verbal or written forum P
007 Establish an understanding of the performing arts profession and the individuals’ role within it. P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Industry seminars




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
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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
Musical Theatre MFA(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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.