Professional Preparation and Audition Technique

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
03 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)

Module description

This final year module provides students with the necessary skills and preparation to launch their professional careers. Students will receive specific training in audition and interview technique, in marketing skills such as web design, CVs and letters of introduction and legal and financial issues affecting professional actors.

Opportunities will be provided for workshops, meetings and lectures by and with industry professionals such as agents and casting directors, as well as with working actors and directors. Throughout the module students will be given practical assignments on which they will receive feedback from guest lecturers and industry professionals.

Module aims

- To provide students with the necessary professional preparation and skills to launch their acting careers
- To develop awareness of the professional and creative relationships between actor, writer and director and create opportunities for students to experience a professional practice that mirrors conditions in the contemporary industry they are about to enter
- To develop students’ understanding of their industry
- To provide students with a platform to make professional contacts

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to produce:
- a good CV
- effective letters of introduction to theatre, film, television and voice-over agents, directors and casting directors
- professional audition speeches
- a good technique for television and film interviews, including sight-reading skills
- a professional portfolio including one 10 x 8 headshot
- ability to understand and apply critical self-assessment in order to develop and improve performance and employability

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Practical classes, workshops and seminars. A showcase performance is given to an invited audience of industry professionals, e.g. directors, casting directors, agents, normally in a professional London theatre venue. The showcase is intended to provide students with opportunities to make professional connections that will enhance their careers as artists and performers.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Continuous Assessment     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Zois Pigadas, email: zpigadas@essex.ac.uk.
Mr Philip Weaver, email: prweaver@essex.ac.uk.
Phillip Weaver, Zois Pigadas and staff
East 15 Acting School



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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