Module title: Visual Effects Storytelling

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

Module code: IMD10104
Module leader: John Morrison
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module
Module Code IMD09104, IMD09132, IMD09133 and IMD08118 or IMD09145
Module Title Digital Storytelling, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and or 3D modelling or 3d Animation

2020/1, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Morrison
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will take a learner-focussed approach providing students with a supportive space for self-directed study in the realisation of an individual project designed to illustrate the role played by narrative-based digital media and interaction design. Lectures will cover areas such as the VFX industry, design and production methodologies; and examine the diverse role played by DMID.
Practicals will offer the opportunity for tutor-guided and self-directed learning in the course of achieving the module’s LOs.

Formative Assessment:
Students will be supported by way of a “feed-forward” approach through regular meetings with the tutors during the development of the coursework. During early stages of the module, early formal feedback will be provided as students will present and pitch their work for critique by their peers and the teaching team (Assessment 1). This formative and summative assessment provides students the opportunity to reflect upon their proposal and take any necessary action in relation to the final deliverables produced in Phase 2. Weekly formative feedback will also be available in practical sessions from the tutor.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment 1: Students will present their concepts to their peers and the teaching team who will assess the appropriateness of their ideas and provide peer-reviewed feedback for 40% of the final module mark (LO1, LO2 and LO3)

Assessment 2: An individual project coursework directly following-on from Assessment 1 designed to further demonstrate learning mapped to learning outcomes. The student will be required to apply their knowledge of DMID in creating narrative-based sequences or artefacts. The student will also be required to describe and implement a viewer evaluation methodology to demonstrate the fitness-for-purpose of their outcomes (or otherwise) and critically reflect upon both the process and outcome for 60% of the final module mark (LO1, LO2 and LO3)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 50.00, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 70.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Within the context of narrative-based digital media and interaction design productions, we explore industry workflows, standards, innovations and trends. You will have the opportunity to investigate, plan and implement a narrative-based digital media and interaction design production. The process will involve investigating a self-determined DMID topic as a case study, which includes a review of the state-of-the-art, project management, critical analysis, reflection and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles, techniques and trends relating to the development of narrative-based digital media and interaction design.

LO2: Determine and develop a narrative-based digital media and interaction design production in response to industry workflows and standards.

LO3: Evaluate the implemented narrative-based digital media and interaction design productions in relation to industry workflows and standards.

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