PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1 - 2020/1
Module code: PRO2031
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.
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This module is designed to work alongside the Specialist Pathway Development module to empower students to begin their ‘journey’ of professional development within their chosen field in the entertainment industry. It will include a short period of work experience within an approved professional setting.
Guildford School of Acting
BAILEY Niall (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: W441
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Employability within the creative industries
- Marketing & networking
- Applying for work
- Professional development planning
- Self-presentation & interview techniques.
- Entertainment industry unions & professional bodies.
Short period of work experience
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Portfolio (2000 words)||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement against the module learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Portfolio: CV, personal development plan and reflective evaluation of their work experience (2000 words)
- CV and personal development plan workshop: peer, self and tutor assessment of a professional CV and career development plan during a timetabled session.
- Tutor and peer feedback for the formative assessment will be given during the workshop
- Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date.
- • increase students’ knowledge and skills in personal employability in order to secure and maintain employment after graduation
- • encourage a ‘lifelong learning’ approach to career and professional development planning
- • develop students’ understanding of the structures of the entertainment industry
- • help students to develop transferable skills in communication, presentation, professional networking, effective use of social media and personal promotion
|001||• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to an industry standard||CT|
|002||• Understand the key components of career development||T|
|003||• Accurately describe the entertainment industry’s institutions, structures and systems||K|
|004||• Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills||C|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 109
Lecture Hours: 8
Seminar Hours: 2
Tutorial Hours: 1
Practical/Performance Hours: 30
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide a variety of learning and teaching methods which fit with the overall aims & strategy of the programme and support an independent and self-motivated approach to personal career planning and professional development.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Mock interviews
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 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro2031
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.
Travel/accommodation expenses for work experience
Included in fees?
Programmes this module appears in
|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.