SHOWCASE - 2020/1
Module code: ACT3016
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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.
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.
Guildford School of Acting
RAWLINS Trevor (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: W410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Workshops on the process of selecting appropriate material for Industry Showcase.
- Preparation for and rehearsal of Industry Showcase.
- Performance of Industry Showcase.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Continual Assessment - Preparation / Rehearsal Process and Performance.||100|
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 assimilation of skill and judgment to deliver a high quality, professional performance for industry professionals.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Continuous assessment of preparation, process, full-time rehearsal and performance of a Showcase to industry in Guildford and London. Each performance lasts one hour in line with industry standards.
Formative assessment and feedback will be given through a session in the middle of teaching block 2. Formative feedback will also occur during practical sessions on a verbal basis. The feedback will usually be in a group context, but may sometimes happen one to one with the tutor.
- • 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.
- • 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.
|001||• Display a professional attitude and focus that is conducive to seeking and acquiring professional employment in pursuit of developing and sustaining a professional career.||CKPT|
|002||• Demonstrate increasing knowledge of professional codes of conduct and performance.||KPT|
|003||• Demonstrate an ability to navigate full-time rehearsal and transition into performance.||KP|
|004||• Evidence a personal rehearsal process.||KPT|
|005||• Take ownership of the responsibilities of the artist in the creative environment and the need for sensitivity in relation to others||CPT|
|006||• Practise successful collaborative and autonomous working processes.||KPT|
|007||• Risk an increased physical and emotional commitment to rehearsal in the pursuit of theatrical scale and form.||KP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
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 independent research.
Performances in Guildford and a West End Venue.
Practical, skills based and tutor led group sessions following traditional formats.
Visual, Audio and Kinaesthetic methods of learning – including use of VLE.
120 hours rehearsals in teaching Block 2
30 hours for self-reflection, research, documentation and rehearsal preparation time.
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 for SHOWCASE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act3016
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 Block 2.
Programmes this module appears in
|Acting BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Compulsory||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 2020/1 academic year.