Core Module Information
Module title: Graduation project development

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

Module code: SCA11132
Module leader: Nigel Smith
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

An initial series of seminars and workshops contextualising and analysing a variety of screen project development practices utilised in industry will lead to pitching sessions in which you will present, critically appraise, debate and defend your creative project ideas.

Critical dialogue and negotiation will lead to the adoption by collaborative producer/writer/director teams of project ideas and, with the aid of further workshops and group tutorials, the progressing of these selected projects through a development process. This will result in the creation of a short (15 mins) film screenplay and a feature film treatment (10 pages) to a professional industry standard.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Conceptualise short film and feature film projects based on original ideas.
LO2: Appraise debate and defend the merits of these ideas during a pitching session.
LO3: Critically evaluate your work in the context of industry practices of project development.
LO4: Generate story, scenario and character materials for each project.
LO5: Synthesise differing creative inputs and approaches during the development process in order to enable the emergence of coherent and commercially attractive creative work.
LO6: Produce short film screenplay and feature film proposal documents to an industry standard within a prescribed development period.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Nigel Smith
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Face To Face Seminar 24
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 70 1-6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 30 3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SCA11132 Graduation Project Development