Core Module Information
Module title: Film Workshop

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09167
Module leader: Catriona Macinnes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

On this module you will develop skills and knowledge on the importance of performance, as part of the research and development stages of screen based drama. You will undertake the role of producer, writer or director and collaborate with actors to create short screenplays. The focus of the work produced is the emotional arc of characters, and this will be developed in a workshop setting. You will undertake research in to directors and acting coaches, and explore their techniques and ethos for 'working with actors' for your own scenes. Rehearsal room practices will be underpinned with a dramaturgical understanding of film narrative form, where you will collaborate to achieve the artistic and narrative aims of your creative team. Following a period of research and development through practical workshops and seminars, you will collaborate with students working across the modules 'On-Set Production' and 'Cinematic Post-production', to produce short films that are based on the developed screenplays.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Demonstrate an in depth understanding of dramatic structure, character development, theme, and film form.
Implement creative research skills (written and visual) on the world of the story, the characters, and other formal elements.
Demonstrate an understanding of drama and performance in film project development.
Realise a short screenplay and its interpretation to performance on screen by demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively, and discursively with colleagues.
Demonstrate the ability to work collegially and embody professional behaviours rooted in the principles of inclusion and respect for others.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catriona Macinnes
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 14
Face To Face Seminar 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Demonstration 36
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 52
Independent Learning Guided independent study 62
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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