Module code: APP3003

Module Overview

This module aims to maintain the skill base of the creative practitioner in theatre practice, singing, music, movement and voice. Across Level 6 students will utilise the contact time of this module to support and further develop their inclusive practical skills in studio-based group classes as best supports their personal development as a creative practitioner according to the student’s individual skill set and projected career aspirations. This module also provides space and support for any technical requirements that arise out of their fully realised performance projects. Students will be guided to engage in reflective practice to engender resilience and wellbeing by documenting and reflecting upon their learning journey.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 172

Tutorial Hours: 12

Practical/Performance Hours: 116

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Each teaching block, students will undertake practical, studio-based classes on a carousel in the following disciplines.  These sessions will seek to underpin, problem solve and support the practical work undertaken in the module Creating Performance.  These sessions will be student led and tutor supported, enabling students to lead on inclusive practice in a professional context:

• Theatre Practice / Movement

• Singing and Music / Voice

Students will be guided to undertake independent research and/or teaching observations as appropriate to support the work.

The final week of each teaching block will be given over to group tutorials in each discipline, to enable student and tutor joint

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Contimuous Assessment - Theatre Practice 25
Practical based assessment Continuous Assessment - Movement 25
Practical based assessment Continuous Assessment - Voice 25
Practical based assessment Continuous Assessment - Singing/Music 25

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate practical evidence of a developing methodology as a creative practitioner.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Continuous assessment of practical classwork for each skills class (theatre practice, movement, voice, singing/music) 

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 practical assessments that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and receive feedback continually, verbally, 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 continue to develop the students' understanding and evaluation of the application and facilitation of core technical performance technique through work that directly supports the creation of public performance pieces elsewhere in the programme, 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 the acquisition and development of vocal and physical techniques, skills and universal vocabularies inherent within the creative industries
  • To facilitate students' independent learning, self-management and creative entrepreneurship
  • To continue the students' understanding of theatre and drama, adding to it a level of critical awareness and analytical ability which will enrich practice and extend potential, as inclusive interpreters, facilitators and creators
  • To enable the student to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, research and independent practice
  • To support students who can contribute creatively, innovatively, inclusively and intelligently to their chosen professional field

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evidence knowledge and understanding of the logistics of creating theatre as a collaborative enterprise K SUSTAINABILITY, EMPLOYABILITY
002 Critically analyse and evaluate personal professional practice within the collaborative creative process C RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE, EMPLOYABILITY
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 CP GLOBAL & CULTURAL, SUSTAINABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
004 Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context T EMPLOYABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
005 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to problem solve and project manage within a professional creative context C EMPLOYABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY
006 Establish a clear personal professional identity and practice CP EMPLOYABILITY
007 Work with autonomy and confidence in professional creative contexts T RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE, EMPLOYABILITY

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 safe and independent experiential engagement with the application and facilitation of core practical technical performance skills
• 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

Guildford School of Acting is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:  

Digital Capabilities

Students develop their digital skills and literacy throughout the module. They utilise the virtual learning environment and required to make use of online resources including online research, and online performative modes of engagement. 

Global and Cultural Capabilities 

Module content encourages students to engage and work within a range of different social, economic and cultural contexts. They will examine their positionality in relation to a mixture of sites and settings through appropriate scholarship.

Module content incorporates perspectives and practices from a range of cultures; through conversations around culture, appreciation, and appropriation students are encouraged to diversify their knowledge and reflect on different experiences; through critical engagement students are encouraged to examine and debate topics in relation to global and cultural capabilities, further developing students’ sustainable performance practice. 


Students directly gain skills and experience in theatre practice, through engagement with industry processes, and in the professional environment equipping them for careers in the creative field. 

Resourcefulness and Resilience 

Students are guided to develop the ability to reflect, evaluate, adapt, and respond effectively to new ideas, unforeseen circumstances and challenges throughout the programme and particularly in their development of community engagement skills, negotiation, and flexibility. They also develop their resilience through the continuous integration of self-reflective assessment. 


Throughout the module students are encouraged to consider how they can apply their in-class learning to the professional creative field.  This includes the deconstructing established anglosphere framing of historical theatre practices, and the strengthening of key performance skills and reflective practice which supports resilience and wellbeing. This course promotes enterprise and entrepreneurship as well as collaborative thinking. These values help students to imagine their own models for social sustainability within the applied and contemporary theatre industry. Students will be nurtured as future leaders in sustainability thinking and supported to take informed decisions and responsible actions that promote the wellbeing of present and future generations.

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 2025/6 academic year.