The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
02 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

This module focuses on acting for camera. It also looks at writing and creating film and explores the differences as well as similarities to theatre.

You will be working with a professional practitioner with a wide experience in film-making including script writing, directing, producing and development. You will be asked to propose ideas for short films. These can be adaptations of scripts you have written originally for theatre as well as original ideas written specifically for this project.

Proposals will be selected and taken through a process of development into script writing. It will follow with crewing and casting in collaboration with technical members of staff. The project will culminate in two weeks filming in which you will have the opportunity to experience various roles in filming such as acting in films, writing, directing or crewing.

The final product will be edited as a short film that can be used as a show-reel for students after graduation.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To create a short film.

  • To provide experience in acting for camera.

  • To develop students’ ability to operate as members of a company – as both actors and makers.

  • To consolidate learned performance vocabulary and put it into practice in film.

  • To further develop students’ writing and performing skills.

  • To analyse and understand expectations of film work.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Expansion of acting skills - stretching and widening your acting abilities

  2. Textual comprehension - understanding and interpretation of language, plot & characters - in film

  3. Skills integration - ability to utilise varied disciplines within the context of film

  4. Creativity - innovative responses to task and to opportunity

  5. Ensemble

  6. Flexibility & response to change – adaptation to the medium of film

  7. Commitment - involvement and consistency - as an actor and as a member of the company

  8. Self-assessment of performance - awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and ability to respond creatively to demand, opportunity & criticism

  9. Achievement of the aims of the project

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Including number and format of contact hours, e.g. lectures, seminars, classes, practicals:- Students work with tutors in group classes, workshops and rehearsals Learning also takes place in feedback and group discussion on performances Independent study and research Verbal formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session Students receive written summative assessment and tutor comments at the end of the module. Students will have some work recorded as a short film


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   Holistic continuous assessment      

Additional coursework information

Holistic continuous assessment through observation of contribution to class work, rehearsals and performance. The assessment criteria for this module are the extent to which students can demonstrate advanced understanding of the module Learning Outcomes.

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


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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