SHOWCASE - 2024/5

Module code: ACT3016

Module Overview

Students will be expected to attend warm-up sessions and arrive appropriately prepared for physical work. Detailed and extensive research and preparation will be necessary in pursuit of the modules aims and objectives.


The Industry Showcase provides students with the opportunity to present selected scenes before an invited audience comprising mainly of theatrical agents and casting directors at a London Venue. Prior to this, students take part in a Professional Jury in which selected industry professionals offer feedback on audition technique.

In the delivery of this module, GSA is guided by the UN's 17 Sustainable Development goals. We aim to promote good health and well-being by keeping to appropriate working hours and maintaining Equity-standard safe spaces. We encourage positive working ethics: collaboration, kindness, support, understanding, listening and integrity. We aim to recycle and repurpose sets, props and other production resources where possible, promoting a circular economy.

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: 55

Practical/Performance Hours: 75

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Workshops on the process of selecting appropriate material for Industry Showcase.

  • Preparation for and rehearsal of Industry Showcase.

  • Performance of Industry Showcase.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Continual Assessment - Preparation / Rehearsal Process and Performance. 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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


Understanding of procedures, skills and abilities required for involvement in industry-level work.

 Appropriate assimilation of skill and judgment to deliver a high quality, professional performance for industry professionals.



Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Continuous assessment of preparation, process, full-time rehearsal and performance of a Showcase to industry in Guildford and London. Each performance lasts one hour in line with industry standards.


Formative assessment and feedback will be given through a session in the middle of teaching block 2. Formative feedback will also occur during practical sessions on a verbal basis. The feedback will usually be in a group context, but may sometimes happen one to one with the tutor.

Module aims

  • • Consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character.
  • • Enable the student to research, rehearse and perform selected scenes appropriate to castability and potential employability.
  • • Ensure an understanding of and the ability to operate within professional structures and processes.
  • • Provide an opportunity for successful presentation to the industry in a professional showcase context.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 • Display a professional attitude and focus that is conducive to seeking and acquiring professional employment in pursuit of developing and sustaining a professional career. CKPT
002 • Demonstrate increasing knowledge of professional codes of conduct and performance. KPT
003 • Demonstrate an ability to navigate full-time rehearsal and transition into performance. KP
004 • Evidence a personal rehearsal process. KPT
005 • Take ownership of the responsibilities of the artist in the creative environment and the need for sensitivity in relation to others CPT
006 • Practise successful collaborative and autonomous working processes. KPT
007 • Risk an increased physical and emotional commitment to rehearsal in the pursuit of theatrical scale and form. KP

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:


Provide further development of audition technique.

Develop the ability to perform successfully at the industry showcase.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Rehearsals led by Senior Tutor or Visiting professional.
Group and independent research.
Audition sessions.
Performance, which may be live and/or streamed.

Practical, skills based and tutor led group sessions.
Visual, Audio and Kinaesthetic methods of learning – including use of VLE.


120 hours rehearsals in teaching Block 2

30 hours for self-reflection, research, documentation and rehearsal preparation time.

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.

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 2024/5 academic year.