Module code: PRO3019

Module Overview

This Graduate Showcase module consolidates all activity towards the realisation of the students' Showcase event, a pivotal marketing event for soon to graduate students providing an opportunity to connect with prospective employers and key practitioners representing all production sectors of the entertainment and theatre industry.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

VALENSKY Sheryl-Lynne (GSA)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 162

Seminar Hours: 18

Practical/Performance Hours: 120

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Project management

  • Industry bodies and trade unions

  • Continuing Professional Development.

  • Legal aspects of employment & self-employment.

  • Finance for the self-employed, including taxation & insurance

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Portfolio 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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:

  • Reflective portfolio (1500-2000 words) on showcase planning and preparation. Evidencing engagement, process, research and achievement throughout the module, the portfolio will also reflect upon the success of strategies adopted for employer engagement. 

Formative assessment

  • Formative feedback on the digital portfolio and CV is provided by GSA staff 

  • Verbal feedback will be provided by staff throughout the seminars and practical activities of the module.


  • Provided verbally throughout the process.

  • Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date

Module aims

  • Implement the Graduate Showcase planning work evidenced earlier in the year
  • Enable students to work both individually and as a group to produce a professional showcase which presents them as graduates to the industry
  • Introduce key activities found with standard business ‘networking' models
  • Further students understanding of industry structures and instututions, and how they may engage with these.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evaluate and apply self-promotion methods towards career development T
002 Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to an industry standard CT
003 Present as a self-motivated and professional practitioneR T
004 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the entertainment industry’s institutions, structures and systems KP

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 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, professional networking and effective self-presentation.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Seminars

  • Practical production work towards realisation of project

  • Independent study

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 is year-long due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Blocks 2 and 3.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre Production BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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.