PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - 2020/1
Module code: PROM012
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This module is designed to introduce students to the process and practice of professional development planning as it relates both to their career choice and wider understanding of industry. Students will be able to appraise the work of industry associations, unions and other bodies representing key areas of professional practice and evaluate their skills, aspirations and career aims. It culminates in the realisation of the graduate showcase, a pivotal marketing event for soon to graduate students providing an opportunity to connect with prospective employers and key practitioners representing production sectors of the entertainment, theatre, media, event and corporate industry
Guildford School of Acting
BAILEY Niall (GSA)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W450
Module cap (Maximum number of students): 16
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
What is employability within the creative industries?
Employment opportunities in the creative industries
Marketing & networking
Applying for employment
Self-presentation, interview techniques and networking
Industry bodies and trade unions
Continuing Professional Development.
Legal aspects of employment & self-employment.
Finance for the self-employed, including taxation & insurance
Graduate showcase event
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||Graduate showcase exhibition||50|
|Coursework||Professional development portfolio||50|
Individual presentation - alternative to showcase exhibition NA for portfolio
The assessment strategy for this module consists of:
Summative assessment: Self-presentation at graduate showcase event 50% Submission of written portfolio incorporating professional development plan, CV and marketing materials 50%
Formative assessment: Teaching block 1: mock interview with guest industry professional Teaching block 2: formative tutorial on showcase plans with audio feedback
Feedback Tutor feedback for the formative assessments will be given immediately following the interview Tutor and peer feedback on CVs will be given during seminars Tutor audio feedback on showcase plans will be provided after tutorial Written feedback for the summative assessment will be provided within 3 weeks of the submission date
- Equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in proactive promotion of themselves as emerging practitioners
- Enable students to understand the nature and construction of a career in the entertainment industry
- Equip students to secure and maintain appropriate employment after graduation
- Encourage students to reflect critically on their professional development planning and engagement with industry.
- Encourage students to develop transferable skills in communication, presentation, professional networking, effective use of social media and personal promotion via marketing materials
- Implement a professional, industry-facing graduate showcase as a culmination of Professional Development throughout the programme
- Deepen and enhance awareness of industry structures, hierarchies and systems.
|001||Articulate their experiences, skills and abilities to professional networks/contacts both in person and in the use of a range of supporting media||KPT|
|002||Plan a proposal for career and professional development after graduation through research and engagement||CKT|
|003||Develop a mature, considered approach to professional presentation evidencing competency in written, oral and other media||PT|
|004||Develop and deepen understanding of entertainment industry structures and systems||CK|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Personal Tutorial Hours: 4
Independent Study Hours: 262
Lecture Hours: 18
Seminar Hours: 12
Tutorial Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
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 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/prom012
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 1, 2 and 3.
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.