Module code: ACT3007

Module Overview

This module develops students’ understanding of the audition process and their approach to self-marketing.


Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

NEALE Richard (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W490

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of the Professional and Contextual Modules in Level 5. A good command of spoken and written English. If the student’s first language is not English, and s/he has not been taught in English or studied to A level standard in the UK, s/he will need to demonstrate a minimum level of competence.  

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Master classes with relevant industry professionals.

  • Classes in audition preparation and technique.

  • Tutorials to develop audition material.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment TELEVISION AUDITION 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Thoroughly prepare the trainee actor for engagement in the professional performance industry
  • Develop and deploy appropriate research methods and strategies
  • Prepare the trainee actor for a lifelong commitment to the process of seeking and acquiring creative, artistic and commercial opportunities

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Develop the cognitive skills that will enable the student to plan, conduct and reflect critically on own practice.
2 Display a readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts
3 Evidence the ability to design and implement strategies targeted at differing artistic, creative and commercial employment opportunities
4 Exercise initiative and personal responsibility.
5 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the ability to operate autonomously and effectively within and across a variety of professional environments

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 90

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Prepare students for entry into the acting profession.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Master classes.

  • Tutorials.

  • Workshops.

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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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 2020/1 academic year.