Module code: THE3038

Module Overview

In this module, students will form companies, each with a clear identity and purpose. They will develop appropriate working practices that are grounded in relevant processes from the programme, indicatively: making, thinking, questioning, collaborating and sharing. They will create specific events that are focused towards life and work beyond university, or in further study. In so doing, they will engage a select set of specific practices appropriate to that project, but which are likely to involve mapping existing practice, identifying starting points for a company and project, devising and developing appropriate making practices, working as peer mentors and with peer-mentors, reflecting and rethinking, refining and rehearsing, selecting and focusing, performing and presenting. Companies may work in a range of areas, in discussion with staff and subject to resources. These may, indicatively, include: Performance, Events, and Workshops (e.g. offering training for companies and organisations).

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes sessions on forming a company, tutorials and supervisions to develop and refine proposed project and sharing/showing sessions allowing feedback on emerging work.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Scratch Event With Questions 40
Practical based assessment Company Event 60

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate active and reflective engagement in the process of developing a substantial practical project.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Scratch event with questions

  • Company event

Formative assessment

This module is grounded in formative feedback, which will be provided in tutorials, supervisions, and in response to the sharing of emerging work.


Oral feedback will be provided through the module.

Module aims

  • Facilitate self-directed student work
  • Enable students to pursue a specific and substantial practical project
  • Enable students to productively reflect on their work, particularly through formative feedback and in-process discussions with the tutor(s) and peers

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Undertake self-directed work CKPT
002 Undertake a specific and substantial practical project CKPT
003 Self-reflect on their work and respond to feedback from others PT

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 foster a strong sense of independence and self-direction, and mentor the emergence of a self-directed company performance, presentation or workshop. Taught sessions will involve, in the first instance, guidance in the formation of the company or companies; in later stages, tutorials and supervisions allow feedback on the development of company plans and emerging work, sharing and showing sessions allow for testing of emerging practice.

Once established and securely engaged with the module, companies will be allocated a supervisor to respond to their work.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Orientation sessions

  • Company tutorials and supervisions

  • Scratch events and work-in-progress showings

  • Reflective sessions

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.

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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
Theatre and Performance BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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.