Module code: ACT3008

Module Overview

The Industry Showcase provides students with the opportunity to present selected scenes before an invited audience comprising mainly of theatrical agents and casting directors at a West End venue. Prior to this, students take part in a Professional Jury in which selected industry professionals offer feedback on audition technique.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


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 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of Level 5 Professional and Contextual Studies Modules. Students will be expected to attend warm-up sessions and arrive appropriately prepared for physical work. Detailed and extensive research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of the modules aims and objectives.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Preparation for auditions.

  • Preparation for and rehearsal of Industry Showcase.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PROCESS: INVOLVEMENT/CONTRIBUTION 30

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

·         Understanding of procedures, skills and abilities required for involvement in industry-level work

·         Appropriate level of skill and judgment to deliver a high quality (at Level 6) performance for industry professionals

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Performance of an industry-focused showcase in Guildford and London. Each performance lasts one hour in line with industry standards.


Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessment is included in respect of the student’s successful involvement in and contribution to the rehearsal process, which makes up 30% of the overall grade.  Verbal feedback is given in class time throughout the module. This includes a professional jury feedback session, led by industry professionals, which lasts 5-10 minutes per student.  Written feedback is provided on process and performance and includes indicative grading.

Module aims

  • Consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character.
  • Enable the student to research, rehearse and perform selected scenes appropriate to castability and potential employability
  • Integrate and effectively deploy Acting, Movement, Voice and Singing techniques acquired and developed at Levels 4 and 5.
  • Ensure an understanding of and the ability to operate within professional structures and processes.
  • Provide an opportunity for successful presentation to the industry in a professional showcase context.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Evidence a clear understanding of and connection to the text.
2 Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation.
3 Demonstrate effective vocal delivery
4 Display expressive and flexible movement skills
5 Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, Singing, and Movement).
6 Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance
7 Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of the company. The ability to display a professional attitude and focus that is conducive to seeking and acquiring professional employment in pursuit of developing and sustaining a professional career

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 50

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Provide further development of audition technique.

  • Develop the ability to perform successfully at the industry showcase.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Rehearsals led by Senior Tutor or visiting professional.

  • Group and individual seminars.

  • Group and independent research.

  • Tutorials.

  • Audition sessions.

  • Performances in Guildford and a West End venue.

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.