Module title: Masters Film Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SCA11127
Module leader: Susie Brown
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen


2019/0, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susie Brown
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module will consist of individual and group tutorials (Los 2,3,4). A learning contract will be drawn up in which you will detail your planned project portfolio hand in. This will consist of contributions to one or more short films by negotiation with your tutor. This is followed by the shooting and post production of these short film projects. Tutorials will follow in which you are assisted in the drafting of your reflective report (LOs 1,5,6)
This module enables you to build and realise the personal and professional skills you will need as a practitioner in this field. You will develop your ability to read critically and analytically, to articulate and discuss creative ideas to respond to feedback, and to work independently. Employability skills developed: Team working, working to deadlines, setting objectives, creativity, communicating, organising and planning, critical evaluation and reflective skills.

Formative Assessment:
During the shoot the tutor will be available for consultation, and then will feed back formally during post production at rough cut, fine cut and sound dub stages to enable formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)

You will be summatively assessed on your contribution to a portfolio of one or more short (8-10 minute) films (LO 2,3,4). During the shoot the tutor will be available for consultation, and then will feed back formally during post production at rough cut, fine cut and sound dub stages to enable formative assessment.
You are required to provide an initial synopsis of your planned report detailing its focus, methodology and timetable, enabling formative assessment prior to the hand in. You will then present drafts to their supervisors for comment and eventually present a final draft [5,000 words] for summative assessment (LO 1,5,6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 588
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 75 2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 25 1,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will provide you with an overview of the production and post production of a short fiction film as it applies to producing, directing, cinematography, sound or editing. You will be given tutorial support in pre-production, production and post-production stages of your projects, as appropriate. The focus of the module is determined by your own project(s) and specialism(s) as they have developed over the entire programme.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Justify your conceptual and creative approach to the films to which you are contributing
LO2: Exercise appropriate creative, technical and logistical judgement in your chosen specialism
LO3: Evaluate the relationship between screen ideas and your practical realisation.
LO4: Produce an effective collaboration with cast, crew and other team members
LO5: Reflect critically on your work and the role(s) you have performed in creative and professional terms.
LO6: Plan and prioritise your continuing creative and professional development needs, in the film industries.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SCA11127: Masters Film Project