Module code: PROM005

Module Overview

This module builds on all the previous programme learning outcomes, in order to ensure that the student achieves a professional level entry into the global creative industries and that they are a self-motivated reflective practitioner with a high level of ability in critical thinking and analysis. They will then complete an extended reflective evaluation of their production and placement roles during Semester 2. Finally they will complete an extended research based essay on a relevant topic of their choice, linked to their professional ambitions, guided by tutor support.

The module supports sustainable a industry, infrastructure and innovation by encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship and fostering an understanding of relevant sustainable financial and business models.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 585

Seminar Hours: 9

Tutorial Hours: 6

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Final major production role/professional placement

• Reflective evaluation of Semester 2 production achievement and professional development

• Research study on stage/production management topic of the student’s choice

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Research project 70
Coursework Reflective evaluation 30

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate an advanced level of both management and academic skills, to provide a firm foundation for both employability and potential further independent study.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:.

• Reflective evaluation of Semester 2 production roles in the context of professional development. (2500 – 3000 words)

• Extended research project (8000 words)

Formative assessment

Formative feedback will be given throughout the production process, during practical sessions and weekly tutorials. Formative feedback will also be sought from placement supervisors. Students will complete a regular blog within the VLE during the summer period, which will enable tutor and peer feedback. There will also be a formative workshop to provide peer and tutor feedback on the research project


Provided verbally throughout the practical process and online via the student blog. Summative feedback will be provided 3 weeks after submission of written work (production notebook and research project).

Module aims

  • Enable students to confidently and independently undertake a management role on a production
  • Broaden and deepen students knowledge and understanding of the contemporary entertainment industry in a range of cultural contexts.
  • Enable students to complete an independent research project on a relevant topic of their choosing, evidencing appropriate academic skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evidence a high level of research skills, critical analysis and academic rigour CT
002 Successfully complete a management level production-critical role evidencing planning, preparation, management and critical appraisal of their work KCP
003 Reflect on and evaluate their production work within a professional context CPT
004 Demonstrate appropriate professional communication, management of tasks and delegation to others, management of workloads, and adherence to deadlines KPT

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 students with the opportunity to expand their learning into the professional context, to increase academic skills whilst meeting the programme’s aims of developing student employability and engaging with contemporary practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Seminars

• Tutorials 

• Guided learning: online tasks

• Independent study


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.