MEDIA 2 - 2020/1

Module code: ACT3009

Module Overview

Media 2 extends students' experience of working with cameras.

This module builds on the work of Level 5. Students extend their understanding of the various technical aspects of filming, as well as screen performance.

Through a series of Tutor led workshops, students make a short film working right through the process, from initial script idea through pre-production, production and post-production.

Students work under supervision to produce their final short films.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W375

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of the Acting Technique modules of Level 5. 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:

  • The developing, shooting and editing of a short film.

  • The development of showreel material.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment RECORDED MEDIA: PROCESS 30
Practical based assessment RECORDED MEDIA: PERFORMANCE 70

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Consolidate the skills requisite to working in recorded media, including independent work without heavy reliance on the director.
  • Integrate techniques acquired and developed at Levels 4 and 5 in an industry level experience.
  • Provide a working environment which adheres to professional values and codes of conduct, employing industry professionals where required
  • Develop an intelligent engagement with the key components of the creation of filmed performance

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate the ability to analyse a script and to develop a character
2 Develop and create credible and dynamic characterisation
3 Display evidence of skill set requisite for working in recorded media
4 Exercise appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice, and Movement).
5 Sustain appropriate and professionally focused characterisation and performance
6 Demonstrate effective collaboration and integration with other members of the company.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 39

Independent Study Hours: 96

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Develop students’ awareness of camera techniques, following on from the camera classes in the Level 5 Acting Technique modules.

  • Develop students’ technical awareness with video recording equipment.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Rehearsals led by tutor or visiting professional.

  • Group research.

  • Individual research.

  • Independent study.

  • Performance.

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

Reading list for MEDIA 2 :

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.