Core Module Information
Module title: Visual Effects Storytelling

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

Module code: IMD10104
Module leader: John McGowan
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

Students will have completed:
-The first three years of the BSc (HONS) Digital Media and Interaction Design / Global
- An approved HND followed by year three of the BSc (Hons) Digital Media and Interaction Design / Global.
- Year three of BSc Animation for Games.

Description of module content:

Within the context of narrative-based digital media, games and interaction design, we will explore technologies, industry workflows, standards, innovations and trends. In response to the subjects examined, students will have the opportunity to investigate a self-determined media project, including:
- Authoring a research question/design challenge
- A technological case study
- Preproduction plans
- Project management
- Design implementation
- Evaluation
- Critical reflection

Learning Outcomes for module:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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 McGowan
Module Organiser:

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 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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD10104 Visual Effects Storytelling