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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ACTM005 Module Title: INDUSTRY PRACTICE
Module Provider: Guildford School of Acting Short Name: ACTM005
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: FENDER T Ms (GSA)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Autumn and Spring Terms
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Continuous classroom feedback on preparation and performance
Audition performance


Professional Portfolio


Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Module Overview
Industry Practice runs throughout Terms 1 and 2 and work done in this module will support the final Advanced Practice dissertation. Guest directors, industry professional, casting directors and agents are brought in for a number of lectures and seminars, designed to comprehensively prepare the student for entry into the profession.  Audition technique, group singing, audition songs for actors and master classes in subjects such as stage combat and corporate role-play are also included in this module.  Students will emerge with a credible audition portfolio and a sophisticated awareness of industry practice.


Module Aims
• To introduce the student actor to the entertainment industry and the responsibilities of the actor working within that industry
• To facilitate the development of an appropriate and credible audition portfolio
• To build confidence by providing experiential learning in a number of different audition and casting situations
• To prepare the student actor for the process of job searching, auditioning and career development
Learning Outcomes
• A readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing  a career in the performing arts
• The ability to prepare fully and appropriately for a range of auditions
• The ability to sight read effectively at audition
• The ability to take direction quickly, clearly and effectively
• The ability to gain, or create employment in the entertainment industry
• A sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation
Module Content

Presentation of audition monologues; Television casting practice, Commercial auditions, Sight-reading; Interview technique.
Group singing, and in the second term, individual singing audition tutorials.
Professional preparation – including lectures and seminars on managing a professional career: Equity, Spotlight, Agents, Casting, finance and taxation
Intensive Stage Combat course leading to BADC basic qualification
Master classes where available from professional practitioners in skills such as radio, voice-overs, corporate role-play, devising theatre, running small scale theatre companies.

Methods of Teaching/Learning
Industry seminars
Selected Texts/Journals
Callow, S. Being an Actor (London: Methuen, 1984)
Dunmore, Simon. An Actor’s Guide to Getting Work. London: Macmillan, 1991.
Dunmore, Simon & Piper, A. Actor’s Yearbook 2008 (London: Methuen, 2008)
Greene, Don. Audition Success. New York: Routledge, 2001
Hooks, Ed. The Audition Book. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1989.
Kayes, Gillyanne, Singing and the Actor (Black, 2000)
Merlin, Joanna. Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide. New York: Random House, 2001.
Ostrow, Philip. Thank You Very Much. Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2002.
Salt, Chrys. Making Acting Work. London: Bloomsbury, 1991.
Contacts (London: The Spotlight, 2010)
The Stage and Television Today (weekly publication)
Professional Casting Report (weekly subscription newsletter)
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