Module code: PRO2019

Module Overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

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


Progressing from the earlier Level 5 Module Professional Development Planning 1 this module provides for a short-term, usually 1-2 weeks, placement within a professional environment related to the student’s Specialist Pathway choice.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: W441

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All prior Level 4 and 5 modules.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Overview and discussion of production and design skills evidenced within the  theatre and entertainment industries.
    Essential research and planning for the placement.
    Overview of a Reflective Journal (structure, content and presentation).

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

(Resit Only) Reflective Essay

Assessment Strategy

The assessment method is in keeping with the Programme’s assessment strategy, challenging the student to reflect upon their experience and develop a strategy for future learning and employment.


Formative assessment will provided in the preparation of the Journal prior to the onset of the work experience.

Module aims

  • Progress the students' knowledge and awareness of businesses and practitioners within industry and particularly within their subject Pathway choice
  • Develop students' confidence in their communication and promotion amongst industry professionals (practitioners, producers, companies, trades, venues)
  • Allow students to follow a recruitment procedure that evidences their emerging personal presentation and promotion skills
  • Record and reflect upon their experience

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Evidence current professional practice in a specific discipline though observation and participation in its protocols, routines, administration and technologies KPT
002 Evaluate professional and personal development through a process of record and reflection KCT
003 Confidently appraise the opportunities for entry-level employment in their subject pathway through considered research and active engagement in both the securing and successful completion of their placement KPT
004 Further their understanding of the skills, knowledge and ability required to compete as a practitioner within industry KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Seminar Hours: 3

Tutorial Hours: 1

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Provide the student with all necessary information and resources to undertake a short-term industry placement.

  • To provide clear guidelines and rationale for the module while developing a learner-directed approach to achieving module outcomes.

  • Encourage information sharing and opportunity amongst the student group and allow peer-to-peer support and motivation.

  • Advance students' understanding of reflection and appraisal of activity as a tool for future learning and discovery.

This module contributes to the wider Programme learning and teaching strategy by defining the experience as one combining  both tutor-led learning (including the participation of professional practitioner) and self-directed methods of learning, reflecting increasing independence and encouraging positive attitudes towards lifelong learning and professional development.


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 WORK EXPERIENCE :

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.