Employability, Professional Preparation and Auditioning Technique

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
26 June 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

In this module you will be presented with a programme of master classes led by directors, actors and casting professionals as well as the Head of Course. You will learn a variety of audition methods and styles such as the traditional two minute monologue, screen test, reading to camera, workshops and ensemble selection processes.

You will be given guidance and opportunities to develop your CV and writing skills for employment and you will prepare and perform a showcase event for an audience of industry guests. You will develop the advanced performance skills necessary to engage with your audiences, towards the specific task of gaining employment.

Module aims

- To consolidate learned performance vocabulary and put it into practice
- To further develop students’ performing skills
- To develop students’ understanding of their industry
- To provide a professional preparation to meet real and current industry needs
- To provide students with a platform to make professional contacts

Module learning outcomes

- Expansion of acting skill (stretching and widening your acting abilities)
- Skills integration into the audition process and in seeking employment
- Creativity in the audition process and other performer selection processes
- Flexibility & response to change (willingness to play, take risks, change habits and break boundaries)
- Understanding of industry possibilities and the obstacles
- The ability to apply critical self-assessment to develop and improve performance

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with tutors in group classes, workshops and master classes - Independent study and research - Learning also takes place in through verbal formative feedback and assessment in group and individual discussion on performances - Students receive a written summative assessment and tutor comments at the end of the module - 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
Practical   Continuous Assessment     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Uri Roodner, email: uroodn@essex.ac.uk.
East 15 Teaching Staff



External examiner

Ms Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Freelance Theatre Maker
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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