Module code: PRO3016

Module Overview

Qualifying Condition(s)

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

Building on Level 5 taught modules and subsequent production roles this Specialist Pathway Development module is designed to advance students' exploration of their subject pathway choice to a professional level of understanding and competence.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W441

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of all previous Level 5 modules.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Depending upon pathway specialisms, students will further develop their skills and knowledge of current and emerging industry practice.

A series of seminars, workshops and masterclasses will introduce the students to the latest developments in the working practice of theatre production.

A pathway-specific schedule will be detailed at the onset of the module.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Pathway Project Portfolio 100

Alternative Assessment

(resit only) resubmission of portfolio

Assessment Strategy

Assessment Strategy

In keeping with the programmes assessment strategy, the creation of the students' pathway project portfolio will exhibit their development of advanced skills and emerging developments in the field of theatre production.

Formative Feedback

Pathway specific and/or individual tutorials will facilitate formative feedback on the development of the portfolio.

Module aims

  • To develop the students' technical and procedural knowledge to an advanced level, demonstrating a professional understanding of the creation of theatre.
  • To develop the students' knowledge of emerging techniques and methods in the design and management of theatre production.
  • To further encourage and nurture a practice based upon research and reflection.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Confidently define, prepare for and complete tasks appropriate to a professional level of competence required of a major support role across professional production domains CP
002 Expand upon their knowledge of industry-specific technology and current management practice. KP
003 Develop a professional understanding with specialist equipment and processes to explore the opportunities, challenges and limitations of traditional production methods CP
004 Undertake personal research to explore, interrogate and critically reflect upon their work and process CT

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 5.
Introduce specialist areas of practice and process relating to their pathway choice.

Interrogate and reflect upon the work of other collaborative disciplines in production work.
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, practical classes, laboratory/studio-based practice, , lectures, seminars, tutorials
group and individual learning

tutor-led, student-led and self-directed study
use of subject-specific and generic technologies

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 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pro3016

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.