Module code: THE2035

Module Overview

This module enables students to conduct significant independent study, supported by a supervisor and resulting in either written or part written/part practical outcomes. The work may be entirely individual project (a personal research project) or students may work together on a project, with each student having particular responsibility. Examples of group projects would be collaborative work with staff/students in Children’s Nursing, outreach activities, workplace projects, or academic research on specialist areas. Students will need to identify and document their learning through the module, working with a mentor and supervisor (these may be the same, based on the project).

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Students will meet with a mentor/supervisor (these may be the same/different depending on the project, the supervisor would be attached to the University). In discussion with advisor(s), students will develop an appropriate workplan, with clear dates for:

formative review

The module will be expected to address the contribution of the project to the context and summarise the findings of the work. Subject to agreement by the Director of Studies, the module may be taken internationally and may occur outside usual timetabling practices. Students may be required to take a series of lectures/classes/seminars at or outside the University as part of their learning, or to meet with individuals/organisations who may be relevant to the project.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Coursework 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

identification of a specific research area and question

assessment of existing research in the field

skills of forming, articulating, securing and sustaining an approach to a research topic

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of either:

A) A Written Project: Written element = 100% (3000 words)


B) A Part-Written / Part-Practical Project: Written element = 75% (2250 words) and Practical element = 25%


C) A Part-Written / Part-Practical Project: Written element = 50% (1500 words) and Practical element = 50%

Formative assessment and feedback

Supervisors will advise on the development of the project and feedback on a draft copy, or sections of draft material, or on rehearsals – depending on the nature of the project.

Module aims

  • Enable students to identify and apply principles, skills and techniques relevant to creating projects for particular contexts (academic/workplace.
  • Enable students to identify and monitor opportunities for specific, independent learning in a particular project.
  • Enable students to develop cognitive and social skills to support their development; and to discover strategies for professional conduct in specific contexts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Identify and apply principles, skills and techniques in a specific context. CKPT
002 Apply appropriate working modes to particular professional contexts. CKPT
003 Identify specific cognitive and social skills, and apply these to new contexts. CKPT

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 prepare students to locate themselves as independent researchers within an existing academic field. The module will enable students to demonstrate methodologies, methods and strategies for effective research, and time and opportunity to try particular approaches in a project. A supervisor, who will monitor the students’ emerging work, will support students. Staff will be able to comment in person and on draft material.

The learning and teaching methods include:

4 hours tutorials (this may include supervision of practical sessions if the work will include a practical component).
Where feasible and appropriate, the convenor may also schedule compulsory seminars (indicatively: 3x 2-hour 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 falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 1 Optional 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.