Core Module Information
Module title: Creative Practice for Cinema

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SCA11129
Module leader: Susie Brown
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performace


Description of module content:

In a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials, you will acquire the skills and prepare for advanced exercises in your chosen discipline, as well as an ambitious short fiction film project. More detailed understanding of the creative possibilities of the image and its juxtaposition will be explored. You will also have the opportunity to work with advanced professional production and post-production formats in the realisation of your projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse photographic and film texts in terms of atmosphere, mood, tone, genre, and style .
LO2: Produce your own complete short films, rushes and montages which display an advanced understanding of mise-en-scene and cutting to create and support narrative meaning.
LO3: Identify and coordinate the creative, technical and personal skills and resources required to realise your objectives.
LO4: Effectively communicate and discuss production and post-production plans and solutions with peers and potential collaborators.
LO5: Conceptualise the colour grade for a film using Avid in a dramatically appropriate way
LO6: Critically reflect on your work at each stage of production.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
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
The module will consist of a series of lectures, seminars and workshops that will enhance your understanding of, and ability to create advanced narrative, tonal and emotional meaning in rushes, montage, and completed films (LOs 1, 2, 3). Your work will be supported by tutorials (LOs 4,5) and reviewed in crits (LO 6)

Particular emphasis will be place upon key skills to support your individual development as a film practitioner. In common with all students at the Screen Academy, you will complete a Professional Practice Plan. This will outline your professional, creative and critical goals for the programme and beyond. You will revisit this plan as part of your learning logs and critical studies throughout the year. Employability skills developed: Team working, working to deadlines, setting objectives, creativity, communicating, organising and planning, critical evaluation and reflective skills.

Formative Assessment:
Seminars will be assessed formatively, through peer and tutor feedback. There are also a series of crits throughout the trimester providing another opportunity for formative feedback.

Summative Assessment:
You will work on exercises (LO 2-5) in your specialism, and a film of 1-3 minutes duration. The exercises are presented at a series of crits throughout the trimester and the work will be assessed summatively through the submission of a portfolio containing these materials at the end of the trimester. Critical reflection within this module takes place through the learning log, submitted at the end of the trimester (LO 1, 6). This will contain around 2500 words of reflection, as well as film stills, photographs, and other images and materials for reference and research.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 75 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 25 1,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

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