Module code: PRO2033

Module Overview

Building on Level 4 taught modules and subsequent production roles, this Specialist Pathway Development module is designed to advance students' exploration of their subject pathway choice to an intermediate level of understanding and competence.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

VALENSKY Sheryl-Lynne (GSA)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 360

Seminar Hours: 45

Practical/Performance Hours: 45

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
Each pathway group will receive a series of lectures, and seminars to develop their knowledge and understanding of their elected specialism. Details of these, and the assessed project work will be delivered at the onset of the module via the pathway tutor.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Research Proposal 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills and understanding.
Formative assessment:
This will be a pathway specific exercise that will enable the students to further engage in and interrogate production skills and techniques. The exact nature of this will be pathway specific and more information will be provided at the onset of the module.

Summative assessment
This will consist of a research proposal that will be developed into a research project in level 6.

Module aims

  • Able to contribute to the creation and/or production of performance through an understanding of appropriate performance vocabularies, techniques, crafts, structures and working methods
  • Able to describe and interpret diverse styles of performance texts, production techniques and disciplines and performance events
  • Aware of the skills and processes of production, design and rehearsal by which performance is created, and have experience of their realisation and presentation in performance
  • Able to negotiate, pursue goals with others and manage personal workloads to deadlines

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills CPT
002 Accurately describe the entertainment industry¿s institutions, structures and systems K
003 Understand the entertainment industry¿s genres and social context K
004 Identify technical and managerial developments in the theatre industry P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Each pathway will have its own dedicated schedule of seminars and practical sessions depending upon the pathway.

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 2025/6 academic year.