Core Module Information
Module title: Film and Sustainability

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

Module code: LMD09169
Module leader: Ita Jansen
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

This module covers aspects of sustainability in film. As part of the module you analyse how environmental issues are represented on screen. You examine the carbon footprint of film production by considering different issues of sustainability within different stages of production, such as waste, use of sustainable materials and the resources needed to light and warm a set. You explore new guidelines and available tools to improve sustainability in film production, such as carbon calculators, WE ARE ALBERT guidelines, and the Green Guide. Throughout the module you are encouraged to reflect on sustainability within your own practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 Critically analyse and synthesis ideas, concepts and practical choices relating to sustainable film production.
2 Critically reflect on different representations of the environment and environmental crisis in screen media.
3 Evaluate the scholarly literature on film and sustainability in relation to ongoing film industry practices.
4 Apply knowledge of sustainable approaches to film production in your current film projects.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ita Jansen
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1-4 13 , WORDS= 2500
Portfolio 40 1-4 8
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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