Module code: PRO2016

Module Overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.


Building on Level 4 taught modules and subsequent production roles this Specialist Pathway Development module is designed to advance students' exploration of their subject pathway choice to an intermediate level of understanding and competence.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: W453

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All previous Level 4 modules.

Module content

Each pathway group will receive a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials developing their knowledge and understanding of their elected specialism. Details of these, and the assessed project work will be delivered at the onset of the module.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PRACTICAL PATHWAY PROJECT 50

Alternative Assessment

(resit only) Reflective essay

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the development of their knowledge of the skills and practices of their chosen pathway through a practical realisation of their learning and a reflective analysis of the developed abilities.

Module aims

  • Able to contribute to the creation and/or production of performance through an understanding of appropriate performance vocabularies, techniques, crafts, structures and working methods
  • Able to describe and interpret performance texts, production techniques and disciplines and performance events
  • Aware of the skills and processes of production, design and rehearsal by which performance is created, and have experience of their realisation and presentation in performance
  • Able to negotiate, pursue goals with others and manage personal workloads to deadlines

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Confidently define, prepare for and complete tasks appropriate to the (intermediate) level of competence required of a major support role across professional production domains CP
002 Expand upon their knowledge of industry standards in terms of management, technologies and working methods KPT
003 Advance their familiarity and operational competence with specialist equipment and processes to explore the opportunities, challenges and limitations of traditional and non-traditional production responses KP
004 Undertake individual research to explore, interrogate and critically reflect upon their working methods and processes. KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 116

Lecture Hours: 32

Tutorial Hours: 2

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable the student to advance their exploration and acquisition of skills introduced at Level 4.
Introduce specialist areas of practice and process relating to their pathway choice.
Encourage self-directed learning through an industry focused project.
Encourage effective communication and participation in group dynamics.
Support students in development and realisation of creative decision making .

The Learning and teaching strategy represents key identifiers of the programme’s learning and teaching strategy in advancing collaboration, learner autonomy, the testing of knowledge and ability, critical understanding, group processes and the creation of original work and exploration of the techniques, crafts and working methods of production for performance.

The learning and teaching methods include:

workshops, rehearsals, practical classes, laboratory/studio-based practice, screenings, lectures, seminars, tutorials and group and individual learning.

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 SPECIALIST PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro2016

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.