Module title: Creative Practice 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD07101
Module leader: Ron O'Donnell
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

No

2019/0, Trimester 1, 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: Ron O'Donnell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A range of LTA approaches are employed in this module to reflect the wide range of knowledge, skills and processes that are central to an understanding of this practice-led discipline. This variety of LTA methods reinforces the notion of a complex and dynamic practice which draws on a range of creative, practical, technical, academic and professional knowledge and skills. You will undertake exercises and projects to set briefs, supported by workbooks which contain evidence of research and self reflection (LO 1, 2, 3, 4). Lectures introduce you to key concepts, technical workshops introduce specialist skills and equipment (LO 2), while group and individual tutorials, group critiques and presentations develop your oral and discursive skills and methods of analysis and evaluation. You will work both independently and in groups to promote skills of self reliance and collaborative teamwork (LO 4).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The key employability skills and attributes are also fundamental to the development of a reflective practice, which is central to the programme. The Creative Practice modules provide the basis for this practice and introduce you to methods of developing your creativity, basic study and communication skills, specialist technical skills, self refection, critical analysis and evaluation of your performance and achievements, working independently and with others in a professional manner.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake two summative components of assessment during the module. The first comprises two elements: a seminar presentation and a creative project to a given brief. The second is a group practical project. Feedback will be given which will help you to effectively develop a critical and rigorous working practice supported by research and experimentation.

Research/teaching linkages
The embedding of research into the module wi

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Seminar 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 35 2, 3, 4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 35 1,3,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 65
Component 2 subtotal: 35
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will be introduced to the basic concepts and applications of image making, such as framing, composition, lighting, staging and editing through a series of lectures, exercises and projects. You will engage in seminars, presentations and crits, demonstrating continual engagement with research and experimentation in relation to the creative process.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the development, both technically and conceptually, of an individual practice in response to set projects;
LO2: Demonstrate technical competence in a range of traditional and emerging media, processes and technologies;
LO3: Competently use a range of practical skills and techniques in film and photography practice to interpret and realise ideas;
LO4: Exercise some initiative, self motivation and independence in carrying out defined activities and independent study.

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