Module code: APP2002

Module Overview

This module enables students to consider the key roles, processes, principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate creative project management, in a variety of contexts. These may include, but are not limited to schools, small scale theatre, site specific theatre, fringe theatre, community groups, professional training, education outreach activities and online learning, across diverse global communities. Through guided and independent case studies, students will explore the component collaborative processes required of the creative projects and begin to understand and critically evaluate their own entrepreneurial skills, processes and aspirations in relation to case study practitioners and companies. Students will be encouraged to foster an understanding of relevant sustainable financial and business models.


Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

WAGNER Matthew (GSA)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 192

Tutorial Hours: 108

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Each teaching block, students will undertake two weekly two hour seminars building on structured materials provided via the VLE that the students will engage with independently prior to each seminar.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Written Assessment – Case Study Critical Analysis 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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 (Case Study Critical Analysis)
              3000 words. Typically at the beginning of teaching block 3.

Formative assessment
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.

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.

Module 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 creative entrepreneurship
  • To enable engagement with and critical understanding of context, style, genre and idiom in the practice of contemporary theatre globally
  • To empower students who can contribute creatively, innovatively, inclusively and intelligently to their chosen professional field

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Knowledge and understanding of key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre K
002 Knowledge and understanding of the logistics of creating theatre as a collaborative enterprise K
003 Apply critical thought and understanding to key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre C
004 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

Attributes Developed

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 active and critical engagement with key entrepreneurial concepts, processes, companies and practices globally

  •  Engage students through blended and flipped learning

  •  Enable the articulate, inclusive and 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
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Other information

GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Applied and Contemporary Theatre 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 2023/4 academic year.