Module code: APP3002

Module Overview

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. Students will be encouraged to identify sustainable practice regarding good health and wellbeing, to understand the creation of sustainable funding streams, to encourage collaboration with the community, and to foster an understanding of relevant sustainable financial and business models



Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

BOWERS Georgia (GSA)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 60

Independent Learning Hours: 240

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

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 pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Written Assessment – Personal Professional Profile Portfolio 50
Oral exam or presentation Presentation Assessment – Professional Pitch 50

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 (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

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.
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

Module aims

  • 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 creative entrepreneurship
  • 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 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

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 independent, creative and confident 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.