RESEARCH PROJECT - 2022/3
Module code: AMT3011
The module addresses the need for actors to understand the methodology behind and the creative reasoning for developing a production or a theatre company.
The module will look at how to create:
Funding streams and applications
How to present to others and communicate on work
In the delivery of this module, GSA is guided by the UN's 17 Sustainable Development goals. We aim to promote and encourage a sense of enterprise and entrepreneurship. The module aims to foster an understanding of sustainable financial and business models. We will aim to establish and foster sustainable working practice in a financially viable way post-graduation and an understanding of sustainable funding streams. We also aim to promote and encourage collaboration with the community, through outreach projects, events, performance and other initiatives, developing our curriculum to promote social sustainability.
Guildford School of Acting
SCRIVENS Nicholas (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: 270
Seminar Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 20
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
All material and content covered will be reflective of the continually developing global perspective within the theatre/music industry, with an understanding and awareness of the history and context from which it is derived. Teaching delivery will be such that it is accessible for all students.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||WRITTEN SUBMISSION - COMPANY/PRODUCTION DOCUMENT||70|
|Oral exam or presentation||SEMINAR PRESENTATION OF WORK||30|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
A practical evidence of a developing methodology as an actor-musician in preparing for maintenance of skill and preparedness for auditions.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Unit 1: WRITTEN 70%
Effective delivery of a workable artistic plan
Effective delivery of a workable and viable budget for the company or production
Effective delivery of an artistic reasoning behind the project or company
Effective delivery of budgets in standard formats
Effective narrative delivery of objectives in standard formats
Evaluation of project needs is commensurate with scale of the vision presented.
Unit 2: PRESENTATION 30%
Effective communication of a workable artistic plan
Effective communication of a workable and viable budget for the company or production
Engaging delivery of an artistic reasoning behind the project or company
Ability to discuss artistic objectives
Ability to discuss financial reasoning
Ability to discuss and present in a professional manner.
Participation in and effective work in a rehearsal process
These are practical assessments that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and receive feedback sequentially. Students receive verbal and written feedback and also benefit from personal tutorials where this feedback can be discussed after reflection and grading has taken place.
- Enable students to understand the process of mounting a theatrical production or creation of a theatre company. Looking at how the public sector subsidises companies and how the private sector seeks funding from other sources.
- Students also acquire skills in presentation, budgeting and analysis of creative objectives.
- Leading to and understanding of how we
- Developing a culture of creative independence
- Develop an understanding a practical application of business skillbase
- Develop an understanding of working to deadlines
- Develop an awareness of production and company management
- Developing a creative ensemble
- Embed analytical and academic skills within an artistic environment
|001||1. Display a clear understanding of performance needs and logistics||CKPT|
|002||2. Create and develop a credible approach to creative performance and artistic analysis||CKPT|
|003||3. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of financial constraint on theatre performances||CKPT|
|004||4. Effectively communicate artistic objectives in written and presentation formats.||CKPT|
|005||5. Evidence skills that will enable the student to plan, deliver and reflect critically on own practice and planning for company development and production.||CKPT|
|006||6. Evidence the ability to design and implement strategies targeted at differing artistic, creative and business objectives||CKPT|
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:
Place an emphasis on the practical skills required to participate in and realise a theatre company or production as an actor musician.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Across the year this module is delivered over 150 hours of study with a blend of personal practice and research with reflection guided by
TUTORIALS – YEAR LONG
Throughout the module different learning and teaching strategies are applied to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes, including research, reflective practice, peer to peer learning and formative assessment with detailed written feedback.
- The approach of the module is vocational in content and delivery and encourages students to participate in reflection on their own practice, independent study and research and embeds the concepts of peer to peer feedback within the rehearsal room. Students are encouraged to utilise materials on SURREY LEARN and also receive individual tutorials from staff to help in forming their learning experience.
- Students receive regular verbal feedback both individually and as a group during each class which they are encouraged to journal and use for reflection.
- Students are encouraged to self-assess and peer-assess within the class structure and as part of the ethos of continuous actor training.
- Lesson plans are structured to take account of and deliver for students with a specifc bias toward visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning enabling differentation of techniques within the class and a sensitivity towards inclusivity.
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.
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GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.
Programmes this module appears in
|Actor-Musician 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 2022/3 academic year.