Module code: PROM003

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to the practice and process of production management in the entertainment industry, underpinned by relevant theory of management.

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: 128

Lecture Hours: 16

Seminar Hours: 6

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Production management

  • Health and safety/risk assessments

  • Self management

  • Management theories

  • People management

  • Project management & planning

  • Budgeting & financial management

  • Event and corporate work

  • Theatre contexts

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Production plan 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate an advanced level of ability in production and project management for the creative industries, incorporating theoretical knowledge, practical achievement and transferable skills.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• A comprehensive production plan for an unrealised project, including schedules, budgets, staffing and all resource requirements.

Formative assessment

A formative workshop on the production plan will be held during the final week of the taught sessions, including peer and tutor feedback on a draft plan


Tutor and peer feedback for the formative assessment will be given during the workshop. Informal verbal feedback will be given during practical sessions. Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to theories and concepts of management
  • Provide a range of practical and transferable skills within production and project management in the creative industries
  • Enourage students to further develop a high level of ‘soft’ skills appropriate to management of a creative process
  • Enable students to approach the facilitation of a creatiev process in a supportive and holistic way.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Identify key principles and concepts informing the discipline of production management KC
002 Employ processes, practices and techniques of production and project management KP
003 Demonstrate an advanced level of teamwork, communication and organisational skills (P/T) PT
004 Create a comprehensive plan for a production project CP

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 provide a variety of learning and teaching methods which fit with the overall aims & strategy of the programme and are appropriate to the study of professional production management.

There is a balance of individual work and of tutor lead and student lead sessions.

The strategy should encourage individual learning, questioning, analysis and reflection as well as enabling students to develop skills in research, communication, planning and negotiation.

The learning and teaching methods include:

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

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

• 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.

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 Block 2

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Stage and Production Management MA(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.