Actor-Led Final Projects

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
21 April 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

This final year BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre module prepares you for your final graduation projects.  Working in groups you, your fellow students and the Head of Course will decide the form you want your final projects to take.  All projects are supervised however you are expected to take control of your own original work.

Students will choose concepts and ideas, write, devise, produce, direct, manage and market their own work to a professional standard, putting all their learning and skills into the realisation of fully-owned projects, with a view to taking them into professional staging.

In this module technical skills work is fully integrated with the work of preparing the projects for performance.

Module aims

1. To provide opportunities for students to stage their own work in a professional environment
2. To put into practice the widest possible range of students’ learning in the realisation of projects.

Module learning outcomes

  1. Expansion of acting skills (stretching and widening your acting abilities).

  2. Textual comprehension (understanding and interpretation of language, plot & characters).

  3. Skills integration (ability to utilise varied disciplines within the context of the project) in an actor-led final project.

  4. Ensemble contribution to the final project (participation in and contribution to all elements of work).

  5. Flexibility & response to change in the creation of original work (willingness to play, take risks, change habits and break boundaries).

  6. Commitment (involvement and consistency) to an actor-led project.

  7. Self-assessment of own performance in final project (awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and ability to respond creatively to criticism).

  8. Achievement of the aims of the project (accomplishment of ensemble and personal goals).

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with tutors and directors in small group classes, workshops and rehearsals Learning also takes place in feedback and group discussion on performances Independent study and research Oral formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session Students receive written summative assessment and tutor comments at the end of term.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Continuous assessment     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Further information
East 15 Acting School

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