Awarding Partner & Course Assessment
The Certificate of Higher Education for Fourth Monkey’s Acting & Theatre Making course is awarded by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.
Falmouth University are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, noted for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.
Fourth Monkey professional vocational training courses are informed by industry research, development and relevance. Structures, modules and assessments may periodically change as part of the training curriculum enhancement and review. Up to date module and assessment information is made available to all students upon completion of enrolment with both Fourth Monkey and Falmouth University.
The purpose of assessment is to measure progress and achievement throughout the course. Assessment is the formal review point which generates feedback on work, allowing students to develop their practice and performance more effectively by identifying specific areas and activities for them to work on.
In keeping with the nature of the learning on this course, the majority of assessments are practical and adjudicated. Students are assessed individually through solo or ensemble performances and practical tasks, with marks given accordingly against the personal demonstration of the skills being assessed.
Ongoing individual holistic and developmental support from the Training Team is central to the Fourth Monkey training philosophy, with students receiving opportunities for self-reflection and self-care alongside constructive feedback and pastoral support throughout their training.
All Fourth Monkey students are also required at all times to maintain high levels of professional conduct regarding attendance, promptness and preparation which is expected and compulsory.
After the first two study blocks, formal credit bearing assessments for the Certificate of Higher Education qualification will be complete. The final study block is constructed entirely as a professional enhancement and performance opportunity delivered as part of an additional Fourth Monkey certificate.