Module code: MUTM042

Module Overview

This module introduces students to key principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate actor training in a variety of teaching and learning contexts, including, but not limited to schools, community groups, professional training, education outreach activities and online learning across diverse communities. Learning and Teaching processes will be examined through the lenses of acting, voice and movement.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 58

Seminar Hours: 20

Tutorial Hours: 8

Practical/Performance Hours: 64

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes: Practical, theoretical, observational and online study arising from the module material and Essential Reading texts, as laid out in the module reading list. All content supports the ethos and values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Delivery may include, but is not restricted to:

  • A series of pedagogy workshops

  • Group tutorials and seminars

  • Study based on module content and associated activities via the virtual learning environment

  • Independent teaching observations

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Portfolio 60
Practical based assessment Microteaching 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate theoretical understanding and application of pedagogic practices.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A microteaching session

  • A portfolio including at least three of the following elements:

  1. A teaching philosophy

  2. A lesson plan

  3. A critical reflection on the microteaching session(s)

  4. A pedagogic case study

Formative Assessment and feedback

Formative verbal feedback from tutors will be provided via, but is not restricted to, in class activities, the virtual learning environment, email exchange, personal tutorials.

Summative formal written feedback will follow completion of the module.

Module aims

  • To introduce students to the principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate actor training in a range of settings, across diverse communities, including equality, diversity and inclusion
  • To enable students to effectively analyse and evaluate the learning and teaching approaches of both themselves and of other professionals through observation

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Acquire/demonstrate knowledge of a range of practices K
002 Reflect critically on process and outcome C
003 Communicate effectively in verbal/written form T
004 Be disciplined and consistent in a professional/pedagogic context 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 the learner to access core concepts studied and apply these to selected practical contexts

• Actively engage learners with the pedagogy and facilitation of actor training across multiple contexts through critical analysis and evaluation

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Seminars and practical classes

• Teaching observations

• Study based on module content and associated activities via the virtual learning environment

• Independent study based on module reading lists and further independent enquiry

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
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MUTM042

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
Musical Theatre MFA 1 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.