Core Module Information
Module title: Film Adaptation

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD08118
Module leader: Qiao Li
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

You will adapt a literary text into a screenplay and short fiction film. Film projects will be concerned with the clarity of fictive idea and narrative construction as well as develop a consistent and dynamic stylistic interpretation. You will learn about the importance of tempo and rhythm by utilising movement within the frame and of the camera, and movement from shot to shot. Through practical group exercises you will build on your collaboration skills and be introduced to the importance of recognised film roles, as well as work professionally, in particular when working with actors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module the student will be able to:
LO1: Develop an insight into the relationship between character, story and production design elements within a script;
LO2: Explore the interpretation of a dramatic scene and identify a range of appropriate production techniques;
LO3: Examine the roles, responsibilities and contributions to group project work and find solutions to any formal, intellectual and technical problems that have arisen through constructing moving image narratives;
LO4: Review and discuss each stage of your filmmaking, both during and after the process.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kieran Gosnay-Warren
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 44
Independent Learning Project Supervision 69
Independent Learning Guided independent study 69
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 60 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD08118 Film Adaptation