Making Media - MSTU3000

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 30 (15) James Newton checkmark-circle

Overview

This module draws upon concepts in Media Studies to inform an introduction to moving image production. The module explores various forms of screen culture - from cinema, to television, to content creation in the digital age. Basic technical skills in production and post-production are taught along with craft skills applicable to narrative and factual screen production. Through a combination of lectures, screenings, creative and technical workshops this module encourages critical reflection, independent thought, and dialogue between media theory and practice. Practical work is designed to trigger both conceptual and creative thinking as well as consideration of audience responses to moving images and visual narratives. The production report, a critical analysis of the finished film, is designed to encourage a dialogue between theory and practice.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 267
Contact Hours: 33
Total: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

Creative Portfolio (65%)
Production Report (1,500 word) (35%)

Reassessment methods:
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Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Effectively operate a digital video camera and edit the material filmed
2 Develop the aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills necessary to articulate their ideas audio-visually and/or written form.
3 Conceive and plan a piece of creative work.
4 Demonstrate a safe and technically competent use of equipment.
5 Gain an understanding of the historical, social and cultural context of filmic visual practices.
6 Gain an understanding of their own creative processes through their engagement in one or more production practices.
7 Acquire skills and knowledge of aesthetic judgement.
8 Have an understanding of the ways in which different social groups may relate to and interact with visual practices.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Build technical skills in production and post-production are taught along with craft skills applicable to narrative and factual screen production.
2 Demonstrate understanding of the ways in which people engage with their practice and infer meaning from them
3 Formulate appropriate practical questions and employ appropriate methods and resources thus enhancing their research skills
4 Demonstrate understanding of both key aspects of language and the relationship between practice and theory.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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