Module code: PRO1026

Module Overview

This module is designed to allow students to undertake a pathway specific role in a time critical production environment. Students will work in support of both the assigned departmental work and explore the collaborative nature of production through the communication and delivery of a live performance, delivered by a multi-discipline production response.

Working within their peer group, freelance and in-house production teams, students will be able to apply and evidence basic skills learned in previous taught modules in the core elements of pre-production, production and post-production roles and responsibilities.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Production Team Role - PRO1030

Module content

Indicative content includes: -

Production team role in one of four core production departments (Lighting, Sound, Stage Management and Design Realisation) as a trial prior to final elective before level 5 begins.


Students will work within a small team under the supervision of GSA staff to facilitate the preparation and operation of the technical and managerial elements of performance.


Students will work in teams comprising with freelance professionals, other students or in-house technicians on a range of GSA presentations.

Assessment pattern

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

Alternative Assessment

(Resit only) Reflective Essay (1500 Words)

Assessment Strategy

Assessment Strategy

In keeping with the Programme's Assessment strategy, the practical assessment is designed to develop the students' knowledge and understanding of the working practices of theatre production and enhance their own self-reflection and personal development.


Summative Assessment will in the form of a Practice/Process report returned towards the end of the module.


Regular tutorials will support the student’s development and provide formative feedback.

One final formative assessment will be given at the conclusion of the module to assist the student's pathway choice prior to their production roles in Level 5.

Module aims

  • Apply skills learnt in previous classes, workshops and the Production Team Role (PRO1030) to the practical realisation of the work of a Lighting, Sound, Stage Management or Design Realisation department.
  • Demonstrate confidence in recognising technical and managerial components in their preparation, rigging and operation.
  • Enhance students' understanding of the management of a production through practical experience and observation of a production from fit-up to get-out.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to explore a given pathway with a view to confirming their decision at the completion of their role.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Engage in the theatre production process adopting the procedures and methods at every stage of the process. KP
002 Apply working practices learned in taught modules to the production process. P
003 Demonstrate accurate application of practical skills. P
004 Demonstrate problem-solving skills in a creative team environ. CT
005 Engage positively in team and group activity. T

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 student to demonstrate practical application of skills at an introductory level.
Encourage the acquisition of intermediate knowledge and skills in a given pathway.
Prompt independent study and development of new-found areas of interest.


(Hours of activity are dependent upon the size and genre of production, venue and contributing number of freelance or associate professional staff)



The learning and teaching methods include:


Attendance and contribution to production meetings and ad hoc briefings.
Specialist demonstration and instruction (rigging at height, electrical Health and Safety, etc.)
Competency exercises in basic theory and practice of production.
Workshops and ad hoc sessions with visiting creative/ production professionals.

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 falls in Semester 2 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 3.


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre Production BA (Hons) 2 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.