Core Module Information
Module title: Film Production Management

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

Module code: LMD08119
Module leader: Qiao Li
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance
Prerequisites

."Please be aware that priority will always be given to those students that come from a university where an exchange agreement is in place and that these modules are typically for students who have previously studied FILM.
FILM modules require a portfolio to be submitted with your application (preferably providing a link to your work online or memory stick with your application).
If you have selected ANY FILM (LMD) modules on your application, please email your portfolio Prior to submitting to C.McFarlane@Napier.ac.uk. WE WILL NOT CONSIDER ANY APPLICANT FOR ANY LMD MODULES UNTIL WE'VE RECEIVED THEIR PORTFOLIO FIRST. IF PORTFOLIO NOT SUBMITTED, THIS CAUSES MASSIVE DELAYS PROCESSING/ACCEPTING APPLICANTS "

Description of module content:

This module is designed to give you a broad overview of what is involved in professional film production. It will take you through the stages of project development, including areas such as the initial inception of an idea, development of treatments and scripts, funding, health and safety, contracts, copyright, production procedures and distribution. While there is no hands-on practical film making in this module, you will learn how to plan and schedule film shoots and you are encouraged to use your existing film projects as the subject of the coursework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module the student will be able to:
LO1: Distinguish between the different purposes and responsibilities of recognised industrial roles;
LO2: Clarify the purpose of a synopsis and treatment in relation to a short project;
LO3: prepare a professional dossier that includes appropriate documents in support of a short film shoot;
LO4: perform professionally by demonstrating an ability to study independently, to collaborate effectively and to contribute to group work.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Qiao Li
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures, screenings, seminars and tutorials are used to support independent study on both your individual (LOs 2,4) and group (LO1,3,4) project work. Visiting Lecturers who are practitioners in the industry will deliver lectures and seminars that cover the key professional skills and knowledge that are fundamental to the successful completion of the coursework (LOs 1,2,3,4). Case studies from the industry will be used to support a broader understanding of the definitions and responsibilities of particular industry roles (LO1). Seminars, tutorials and production meetings will encourage collaborative practices during the research and development of the Project Dossier(LOs 1,3,4). The VLE will be used to encourage and support further collaboration and communication outside of class hours.

Embedding of Employability / PDP / Scholarship Skills
The purpose of this module is to teach you the relevant principles and practices that form current industrial and independent filmmaking. As such, the delivery of this module is built around the contribution of professionals that are working within the relevant areas of industry. The skills taught on this module are central to future employability within the film industry and wider creative industries.



Formative Assessment:
Assessment (Formative and Summative)
You will complete two components of assessment. The first is an individual assessment that consists of a synopsis and treatment for a short film (LOs 2,4). The second is a group project that results in a dossier, which will include all materials deemed relevant to the successful preparation and planning of a short film project (LOs 1,3,4).
You will also be assessed on your overall ability to study independently, contribute to group work, manage workloads and meet deadlines. Consequently, your attendance and engagement is an important consideration in your overall assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (Formative and Summative)
You will complete two components of assessment. The first is an individual assessment that consists of a synopsis and treatment for a short film (LOs 2,4). The second is a group project that results in a dossier, which will include all materials deemed relevant to the successful preparation and planning of a short film project (LOs 1,3,4).
You will also be assessed on your overall ability to study independently, contribute to group work, manage workloads and meet deadlines. Consequently, your attendance and engagement is an important consideration in your overall assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Project Supervision 86
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 2,4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 60 1,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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LMD08119 Film production management
LMD08119 Film Production Management