TECHNICAL SKILLS & STAGECRAFT - 2020/1
Module code: PROM008
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This module provides an introduction to technical skills in lighting, sound, video and stagecraft.
Students will take part in seminars and practical workshops on key aspects of technical work in the theatre & entertainment industry that will be encountered in the course of their training and future careers in professional stage and production management.
Guildford School of Acting
BURGESS Michelle (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W453
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• Introduction to lighting
• Introduction to sound
• Introduction to video/projection
• Stagecraft skills
• Health & Safety inc. Fire safety & first aid
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Presentation on technical task||100|
Reflective essay on technical task
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning against the module & programme learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A reflective group presentation of the work that was produced during the formative practical task.
• A practical test of technical work including basic LX, sound, video and stage competencies. This will be undertaken in a small group context.
Tutor and peer feedback for the formative assessment will be given during and immediately following the practical session
Informal verbal feedback will be given during practical sessions.
Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date.
- Introduce students to current technology & working practices in the entertainment industry
- Increase knowledge, confidence and familiarity with these practices.
- Embed Health & Safety awareness and knowledge
- Encourage independent research and study of technical areas
|001||Confidently rig, test and operate basic technical systems for entertainment||KP|
|002||Demonstrate competence in health and safety processes and practices as related to technical stage work||KPT|
|003||Critically analyse and evaluate current technical working practices in the entertainment industry||KC|
|004||Work effectively in a group, demonstrating teamwork, communication and organisational skills||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 31
Independent Study Hours: 110
Seminar Hours: 9
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 are appropriate to enriching and contextualising the study of professional stage & production management.
There is a balance of individual and group work and of tutor lead and student lead sessions.
The strategy should encourage individual learning, questioning, analysis and reflection as well as enabling students to develop skills in research, communication, planning and negotiation.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Taught seminars and practical workshops
Group technical exercise
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 TECHNICAL SKILLS & STAGECRAFT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/prom008
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.
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.