Core Module Information
Module title: Creative Practice for Film and TV

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

Module code: SCA11130
Module leader: Ita Jansen
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops, you will learn the technical skills and processes involved in your chosen discipline. You will acquire a grasp of the principles of storytelling through action and events, the way in which a cinematic world arises out of character and interpretation, and of the meaning of images through composition and cutting. You will prepare and undertake exercises utilising the skills being investigated to explore your own developing creative practice. These exercises include short film dramas.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse film texts in the context of your own creative practice.
LO2: Generate ideas and produce your own narratives in short film form.
LO3: Plan the deployment of the creative, technical and personal skills and resources required to realise your objectives.
LO4: Resolve aesthetic problems with shooting and/or editing works in progress
LO5: Justify production and post-production solutions to producers and other collaborators.
LO6: Critically reflect on your work at each stage of production.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, 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: Ita Jansen
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Project Supervision 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Face To Face Tutorial 44
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 75 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 25 1,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

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