PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - 2022/3
Module code: APP3002
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
Students will engage with reflective analysis of their personal professional development and undertake critical reflection of steps taken so far. Students will identify detail 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: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: W442
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
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||50|
|Oral exam or presentation||Presentation Assessment – Professional Pitch||50|
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) – 50%
- Typically to be handed in at the end of teaching block 2
- Presentation assessment (Professional Pitch) – 50%
- 20 minutes or equivalent. Typically to be handed in at the end of 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
- This module aims to provide the student with the opportunity to build upon their experiences gained previously in the programme and further develop the professional skills required in the creative industries,
addressing the student’s chosen and/or aspirational career path, working to the following programme aims:
- To train and develop practitioners with high order creative skills in a broad range of artistic situations
- To facilitate students' independent learning, self-management and create entrepreneurship
- To empower students who can contribute creatively, innovatively and intelligently to their chosen professional field
|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
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: APP3002
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 2022/3 academic year.