PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - 2021/2
Module code: THE3041
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Students will engage with reflective analysis of their personal professional development and undertake critical reflection of steps taken so far. Students will identify potential further personal professional development opportunities and methods. The module engages students with a range of areas relating to industry practices, protocols and resources in pursuit of developing the necessary skills to undertake and sustain a career within the creative industries.
Guildford School of Acting
TUNSTALL Darren (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: W440
Module cap (Maximum number of students): 40
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Each teaching block, students will undertake weekly two hour workshops, including sessions with external guest speakers, building on structured materials provided via the VLE that the students will engage with independently.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Written Assessment - Personal Professional Profile Portfolio||70|
|Oral exam or presentation||Presentation Assessment - Professional Pitch||30|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a practical evidence of a developing methodology as a creative practitioner.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
•Written assessment (Personal Professional Profile Portfolio) – 70%
Typically to be handed in during teaching block 3
•Presentation assessment (Professional Pitch) – 30%
20 minutes or equivalent. Typically to be completed during teaching block 3
Continuous formative assessment occurs in every class and students will be guided to understand and recognise formative verbal feedback in addition to formal written feedback as essential to their development and learning journey.
These are assessments that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and receive feedback from teachers, from peers and of self as directed. Students receive informal and formal verbal and written feedback and also benefit from personal tutorials/feedback panels where this feedback can be discussed after reflection and grading has taken place. Formal feedback will be published via SurreyLearn by a published date within three teaching weeks.
- Develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills that centre upon independent critical and creative practice
- Develop employability skills for the creative and cultural industries
- Impart an enthusiasm for and understanding of theatre that informs and inspires future choices, including careers, further study and lifelong learning
|001||Knowledge and understanding of the logistics of creating theatre as a collaborative enterprise||K|
|002||Critically analyse and evaluate personal professional practice within the collaborative creative process||C|
|003||Engage creatively with the skills and processes by which performance is created, and have an ability to select, evaluate, refine and present outcomes through performance to diverse audiences||P|
|004||Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context||P|
|005||Knowledge and understanding of how to problem solve and project manage within a professional creative context||T|
|006||Establish a clear personal professional identity and practice||T|
|007||Work with autonomy and confidence in professional creative contexts||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 60
Independent Study Hours: 90
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• Enable independent, creative and confident engagement with key entrepreneurial concepts, processes, companies and practices
• Engage students through blended and flipped learning
• Enable the articulate, reflective practitioner
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/the3041
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.
Programmes this module appears in
|Theatre and Performance with Creative Writing BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Theatre and Performance with Film Studies BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||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 2021/2 academic year.