ADVANCED PRACTICE - 2023/4
Module code: ACTM044
The Advanced Practice module builds on all the previous programme learning outcomes, in order to ensure that the student achieves a professional level entry into the industry for which s/he has trained.
The module enables students to collaborate on an original or adapted screen performance project. Students will also produce a sustained independent project (SIP) which can be a solo performance project (30 mins) plus a short framing statement (500 words) about the content, context, concept, and performance methods used. Alternatively they may produce a written critical evaluation (6,000 words) which will critically re-assess their work over the year. Either option will analyse and critique the synthesis of research, rehearsal and performance results.
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.
Guildford School of Acting
PALMER Chris (GSA)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 382
Tutorial Hours: 6
Practical/Performance Hours: 26
Guided Learning: 186
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Screen Acting Project: Students will be given practical instruction in filmmaking techniques, and will work in small groups to create, shoot and edit their work, which may be shown in a screening during the final class.
Sustained Independent Project: Students will conduct independent and supervised research and development towards the realisation of EITHER a solo performance project (max. 30 minutes) and accompanying framing statement (circa 500 words) OR a 6,000 word critical evaluation.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Screen Acting Project (Practical): Continuous assessment of classroom exercises and application in finished film||50|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Critical Evaluation (6,000 words) OR Solo Performance Project (30 mins max) plus short framing statement (500 words)||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- the ability to reflect critically on the creative process and its outcomes (C)
- the development of a sophisticated toolkit of performance techniques (K)
- the ability to communicate effectively in verbal/written form (T)
- the development of effective collaborative strategies (T)
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Screen Acting Project: continuous assessment of classroom exercises and their application on film. This addresses 2 and 4, above.
- Sustained Independent Project: Either
- Solo performance project (max. 30 mins) and framing statement (500 words), this addresses 1, 2, and 3, above.
- Critical Evaluation (6,000 words), this addresses 1, 2 and 3, above.
Formative assessment for the Sustained Independent Project will be provided via a series of tutorials and/or supervised rehearsals.
Verbal feedback will be given during each class session, and written feedback accompanies the summative assessments.
- stimulate constructive and critical reflection upon process and outcome
- enable students to research and create an original or adapted piece of contemporary performance
- enable the student to strategise for the pursuit and creation of artistic, and creative opportunities
- prepare the student for engagement in the professional performance industry
|001||Reflect critically on the creative process and its outcomes||C|
|002||Make use of a sophisticated toolkit of performance techniques||K|
|003||Communicate effectively in physical/verbal/written form||T|
|004||Demonstrate effective collaborative strategies||T|
|005||Form a range of strategies for managing a career in the performing arts||P|
|006||Develop a professional profile through selection and preparation of appropriate performance material||P|
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:
Assist students in the creation of original or adapted screen performance.
encourage students to analyse and critique the synthesis of research, rehearsal and performance results.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Group and individual research projects 40 hours
Group and individual rehearsals up to 240 hours
Independent research and study up to 240 hours
Group and individual film shoots 40 hours
Group and individual tutorials 40 hours
Group and Solo Performances (variable hours)
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
|Acting MA||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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 2023/4 academic year.