Industry in Context2

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
03 July 2019


Requisites for this module
EA161 and EA162 and EA163 and EA164 and EA165 and EA166 and EA198 and EA200
EA261 and EA262 and EA263



Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

The Industry in Context 2 module will enable students to:
Demonstrate critical and evaluative skills both in oral and written terms
Develop a further understanding of research methodologies
Prepare and submit research projects suitable for their future progression as higher education students and as theatre practitioners
Present structured arguments and express ideas
Become familiar with different forms of professional communication

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:

Enhance the students' understanding of the industry they have chosen as their future career pathway

To develop the students' understanding of the industry and its working as a whole

To develop further the students' understanding of different methods and processes that enables them to:
research effectively;
develop an enquiring mind;
think analytically;
communicate ideas

Further develop methods of problem solving, negotiation, and personal management

Further develop the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the module students will have an understanding of:
The industry as a whole and the opportunities it presents for the students' chosen career pathway
Support the student professional development and encourage networking and connection with the industry
Possible work placement opportunities to investigat for their final year
Research and how it supports the student's learning
Critical thinking and analysis
Problem solving and personal management
critically analyse different research methodologies

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Seminar-style teaching sessions and tutorials. Students are expected to make time available for independent study; this should be used for research, class preparation and for preparing/producing assignments. Formative and summative assessment will be proided through all stages of the course of study in the form of seminar discussion, tutor comments, and feedback on cover sheets for all written work returned.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Critical review #1    10% 
Coursework   Critical Review #2    10% 
Coursework   Critical Review # 3    10% 
Coursework   Contiuous Assessment and placement thesis     70% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Alexander Purser, email: a.purser@essex.ac.uk.
Alex Purser and staff



External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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