PATHWAY TRIAL PRODUCTION - 2020/1
Module code: PRO1025
A mark of 40% is required to pass the module.
This module is designed to allow students to undertake a pathway specific role in a time critical production environment. Students will work in support of both the assigned departmental work and explore the collaborative nature of production through the communication and delivery of a live performance, delivered by a multi-discipline production response.
Working within their peer group, freelance and in-house production teams, students will be able to apply and evidence basic skills learned in previous taught modules in the core domains of pre-production, production and post-production roles and responsibilities.
Guildford School of Acting
BURGESS Michelle (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: W441
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of all prior Level 4 introductory subjects.
Indicative content includes: Production team role in one of four core production departments (Lighting, Sound, Stage Management and Design Realisation) as a trial prior to final elective before level 5 begins. Students will work within a small team under the supervision of the TTA staff to facilitate the preparation, rigging, and operation of technical elements for performance. Students may also support the work of a team in the administration, prop sourcing or other activities relating to the work of the stage management department. Students may work variously with freelance/professional teams, second and third year students or in-house technicians on a range of GSA presentations.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Process||100|
(Resit only) Reflective Essay
In keeping with the Programme's Assessment strategy, the practical assessment is designed to develop the students' knowledge and understanding of the working practices of theatre production and enhance their own self-reflection and personal development.
Formative assessment will be given at the conclusion of the module to assist the student's pathway choice prior to their production roles in Level 5
- Apply skills learnt in previous classes, workshops and The Production Team Role to the practical realisation of the work of a Lighting, Sound, Stage Management or Design department
- Demonstrate confidence in recognising technical components in their preparation, rigging and operation
- Enhance students' understanding of the management of a production through practical experience and observation of a production from fit-up to get-out
- Provide students with an opportunity to explore a given pathway with a view to confirming their decision at the completion of their role.
|001||Identify roles and responsibilities associated within the structure of a production department||K|
|002||Contribute to the preparation and realisation of key managerial and technical infrastructure and its integration in the formation of a production response||CK|
|003||Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the work of a pathway specific team evidencing effective planning, communication, resource management and safe working practices||P|
|004||Demonstrate strong commitment to the work evidencing excellent time-keeping, presentation and engagement with the work at all times||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Seminar Hours: 3
Tutorial Hours: 2
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable the student to demonstrate practical application of skills at an introductory level.
Encourage the acquisition of intermediate knowledge and skills in a given pathway.
Prompt independent study and development of new found areas of interest within the wider Production Skills portfolio.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Attendance and contribution to production meetings and ad hoc briefings.
Specialist demonstration and instruction (rigging at height, electrical Health and Safety, etc.)
Competency exercises in basic theory and practice of production.
Workshops and ad hoc sessions with visiting creative/ production professionals.
Compilation of Production Notebook as learning and reference tool.
(Hours of activity dependent on size and genre of production, venue and contributing number of freelance or associate professional staff)
This module attempts to facilitate key areas of the Programme learning and teaching strategy specifically those defining demonstration and review within workshops, rehearsals, productions, practical classes, laboratory/studio-based practice, screenings, lectures, seminars, tutorials and tutor and learner-directed practical projects evidencing core, elementary theory and practice.
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 PATHWAY TRIAL PRODUCTION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro1025
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.