Module code: PROM006

Module Overview

This Graduate Showcase module consolidates prior PDP activity towards the realisation of the London Showcase, a pivotal marketing event for soon to graduate students providing an opportunity to meet prospective employers and key practitioners representing production sectors of the entertainment, theatre, media, event and corporate industry.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W450

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 146

Seminar Hours: 3

Tutorial Hours: 1

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Project management

  • Self-presentation and networking

  • Industry bodies and trade unions

  • Continuing Professional Development.

  • Legal aspects of employment & self-employment.

  • Finance for the self-employed, including taxation & insurance

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Portfolio 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate both practical and transferable skills in realising a graduate showcase exhibition, working individually and within the wider group. The assessment also supports the programme and module learning outcomes particularly in the area of employability.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A production notebook in the format of an e-portfolio, demonstrating understanding, reflection on and evaluation of the management and creative processes of the production showcase and evidencing professional networking and effective self-presentation.

Formative assessment

The Guildford showcase event provides an opportunity for formative feedback from GSA staff and invited external industry guests.

Verbal feedback will be provided by staff throughout the tutorials and practical activities of the module.


Provided verbally throughout the process. Summative feedback will be provided 3 weeks after showcase event (process/practice) and 3 weeks after submission of written work (production notebook).

Module aims

  • Implement a professional, industry-facing graduate showcase as a culmination of PDP throughout the programme
  • To provide guidance in style, delivery and format of student generated marketing materials
  • Introduce and embed key activities found with standard business ‘networking' model
  • Encourage students to reflect critcally on their professional development planning and engagement with industry.
  • Deepen and enhance awareness of industry structures, heirarchies and systems.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Confidently describe their ambition post-graduation through considered research and engagement with Professional Development Planning KCT
002 Articulate their experiences, skills and abilities to likely employers and people of influence both in person and in the use of a range of supporting media KPT
003 Manage a small project from proposal through to realisation evidencing appropriate selection, integration and preparation of technical elements, financial, time and general resource management PT
004 Understand the importance of networking, presentation and industry hierarchies KCP

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 secure template for the management and realisation of a marketing/networking event.

Identify key employment opportunities through appreciation of industry practitioners across all sectors in the creative industries.

Allow students to plan for post-graduate employment and/or further study

Engage students in discourse allowing for a learner directed approach to their PDP

The learning and teaching methods include:

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

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

• Guided learning

• 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.