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: Susie Brown
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, 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: 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 and workshops that will enhance your technical and creative understanding of, and ability to produce, visual meaning and narrative (LOs 1, 2, 3, 6) in your chosen discipline. Your work will be supported by tutorials (LOs 3, 4, 5) and reviewed in crits (LO 6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
This module enables you to build the personal and professional skills you will need as a practitioner in this creative field. In common with all students at the Screen Academy, you will complete a Personal Development Plan. This will outline your creative, professional and critical goals throughout the programme and beyond. You will revisit this plan as part of your learning log 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.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Student delivered seminars will be assessed both formatively, through peer and tutor feedback, and summatively. You will work on 4 exercises (LO 2-5), which will include films of between 2 and 3 minutes duration, stills exercises, and a development and test package appropriate to your specialism. These exercises are presented at a series of crits throughout the trimester. The crits provide another opportunity for formative feedback, 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 1500 words of reflection, as well as film stills, photographs, and other images and materials for reference and research.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff and visiting lecturers throughout t

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 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

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.

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