Module code: PRO3021

Module Overview

A final teaching module aimed at giving the students time to reflect their own practice within there chosen vocation in theatre production. A chance to research into an specialist area of their choice. An opportunity to focus upon some of the more advance skills in their subject area, identify areas that they perhaps need to work to improve, and develop industry links and networking opportunities to enhance their careers

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Seminar Hours: 15

Practical/Performance Hours: 15

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Pathway-specific master classes and taught lessons looking at more advance practices in their choosen disapline.
Individual research to develop specialist knowledge.
Formative tutorials with your pathway tutor.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation Presentation 100

Alternative Assessment

Alternative assessment (resit only): Reflective essay 1500 Words

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Demonstrate a professional level of knowledge in a specific technological or managerial development in their chosen pathway through independent research

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A presentation detailing their research and findings.

Formative assessment

  • Developmental tutorials with pathway tutor


  • Written feedback provided as per University regulaiton

Module aims

  • Broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of those sectors relevant to their Specialist Subject Pathway
  • To equip students to make the transition from education to professional work by developing industry specific knowledge and employability
  • To enable the student to evaluate and reflect on their study within the context of previous experience and future aspirations
  • To develop the students' technical and procedural knowledge to an advanced level, demonstrating a professional understanding of the creation of theatre.
  • To develop the students' knowledge of emerging techniques and methods in the design and management of theatre production.
  • To further encourage and nurture a practice based upon research and reflection.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills. C
002 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the entertainment industry’s institutions, structures and systems K
003 Understand the entertainment industry’s genres and social context K
004 Evaluate technical and managerial developments in the theatre industry K

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:

Engage the students individual research in developing their understanding of current developments in their specialist pathway.

The learning and teaching methods include:

A Module introduction followed by a series of taught sessions and a presentation.

Each pathway will have its own dedicated schedule of seminars and practical sessions. Depending upon the pathway and so the subject matter, these will vary in duration.

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
Theatre Production 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.