Module code: PRO2030

Module Overview

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

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Seminar Hours: 15

Practical/Performance Hours: 15

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:


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 via the pathway tutor.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Pathway Portfolio 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills and understanding.




Formative assessment:


This will be a pathway specific exercise that will enable the students to further engage in and interrogate production skills and techniques. The exact nature of this will be pathway specific and more information will be provided at the onset of the module.


Summative assessment


This will consist of an e-Portfolio, which will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the development of their skills and expertise in their chosen pathway. It will also allow the students to showcase the realisation of their learning and offer a forum for reflective analysis of their abilities, and understanding of the context in which they are located within the performance industry.

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
001 Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills C
002 Accurately describe the entertainment industry’s institutions, structures and systems K
003 Understand the entertainment industry’s genres and social context K
004 Identify technical and managerial developments in the theatre industry K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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:


A Module introduction followed by a series of taught sessions and project presentations.


Each pathway will have its own dedicated schedule of seminars and practical sessions. Depending upon the pathway and so the subject matter, these will vary in duration.

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

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Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre Production BA (Hons) 1 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.