Module code: PRO3023

Module Overview

This module focuses on the appraisal and development of students' showcase proposal. Building on the Level 5 Professional Development module, students will construct a considered and innovative proposal and plan evidencing a creative concept for their Showcase presentation underpinned by industry research and innovation. This module consolidates all activity towards the realisation of the students' Showcase event, a marketing event for soon to graduate students providing an opportunity to connect with prospective employers and key practitioners representing all production sectors of the entertainment and theatre industry. This may or may not be a digital/streamed event and/or may or may not be a live event.

The showcase reflective process will include a sustainability focus which could use principles from the industry developed Green book as well as good health and well-being best practices and promoting positive work ethics like collaboration.  Our aim is responsible consumption, including recycling and re-purposing, considering existing resources and promoting a circular economy within our production process and everyday life at GSA and going into the industry creating a positive contribution to ethical innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

VALENSKY Sheryl-Lynne (GSA)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 294

Seminar Hours: 35

Tutorial Hours: 1

Practical/Performance Hours: 120

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
Project management
Industry bodies and trade unions
Continuing Professional Development.
Legal aspects of employment & self-employment.
Finance for the self-employed, including taxation & insurance
Exhibition/installation design
Marketing materials.
Personal presentation and communication.

Assessment pattern

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

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement against the module learning outcomes. Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:  an individual presentation created for the showcase event.

Formative assessment of showcase proposal to tutors and peers.

Module aims

  • Plan and implement final Showcase event
  • Enable students to work both individually and as a group to produce a professional showcase which presents them as graduates to the industry
  • Introduce key activities found with standard business networking models
  • Further students understanding of industry structures and institutions, and how they may engage with these.
  • Encourage students, with appropriate support to plan and project manage an exhibition/installation
  • Further develop students skills and confidence in personal marketing and presentation
  • Further explore industries, practitioners and contributors to the global entertainment and production sectors and opportunities for career development and lifelong learning.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Present as a self-motivated and professional practitioner PT
002 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the entertainment industry¿s institutions, structures and systems K
003 Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to an industry standard CT
004 Evaluate and apply self-promotion methods towards career development T

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 a variety of learning and teaching methods which fit with the overall aims & strategy of the programme and support an independent and self-motivated approach to personal career planning and professional development, networking and effective self-presentation.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Individual development tutorials
Practical production work towards realisation of project
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.

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 2025/6 academic year.