Core Module Information
Module title: Adaptation across Media

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11176
Module leader: Jaya Jayalakshmi
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Generic - School of Arts and Creative Industries

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This is a practical module that aims to give you a chance to adapt. It will examine the field of adaptation studies to see how issues like staying faithful to the original, or the different affordances that different media provide, impact upon the actual act of adapting one type of text into another e.g., novels into screenplays and vice versa; novels into interactive media experiences; the written word into the spoken word (novels into radio); the spoken word into audio-visual media and so on. But this theory will be used to underpin creative practice, which is what this module is about.

The syllabus will typically include some of the following topics (or similar):
• Trans/Interdisciplinary definitions of adaptation
• Meanings of adaptation: translation, transfer, transformation, appropriation, assimilation, intervention
• Adaptation as an intertextual, intercultural, inter-medial operation
• Adaptation across media: literature, theatre, film, TV, comics, video games, interactive storytelling, fine arts
• The underpinnings of the practice of adaptation
• The practice of adaptation across media: Legal and ethical considerations

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Display mastery of the complex and specialized theoretical underpinnings of adaptation studies, undertaking substantial investigations in the area in order to see how they can be applied in practice.
LO2: Be critically cognizant of and critically engage with the affordances of different media, inter-textuality and inter-cultural practices across a range of adaptations.
LO3: Apply advanced critical techniques to research and discuss adaptation ideas pertinent to 21st century media practices, either orally or in writing.
LO4: Deploy substantial critical insights to draw conclusions about the mechanisms of adaptation by designing and creating adaptation content in a media-based environment.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jaya Jayalakshmi
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Seminar 6
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,3 6 HOURS= 00.00
Project - Practical 80 2,3,4 13
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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