Introduction to Professional Practices in Film and Television (20 credits)
Media Cultures 1 (40 credits)
Sound, Image, Story (20 credits)
TV Studio Practice (20 credits)
Documentary (20 credits)
The emphasis on Year One will enable you to:
- Establish a foundation of visual, technical, theoretical, narrative and communication skills related to the study and practice of film, television and associated media.
- Learn the basic building blocks of mise-en-scene.
- Apply them to a range of narrative types.
- Understand and be able to apply the fundamentals of TV studio working.
- Design and produce documentary film and use a variety of research methods and resources.
- Complete practical projects; take part in practical and technical workshops; write essays; carry out critical analysis and deliver presentations in response to the Media Cultures strand.
The Script (40 credits)
Media Cultures 2 (40 credits)
Collaborative project (20 credits)
Specialisms (20 credits)
The emphasis on Year Two will be to enable you to:
- Analyse and evaluate technical and aesthetic knowledge of film and television and associated media.
- Explore opportunities to specialize in roles in film and television production, beginning to develop specialist skills and a personal style and approach.
- Develop and enhance your ability to work creatively in the moving image and in sound.
- Analyse arguments through essays that address contemporary issues in film and television and associated media.
- Consolidate your ability to compose written papers and give seminar presentations based on research and argument.
- Become aware of the employment opportunities in the media industries through contact with a range of industry professionals.
- Acquire the research and study skills required for this stage of the course.
- Enable you to work in assistant roles on year 3 projects.
Major Project (60 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
Media Cultures: Enterprise (20 credits)
The emphasis on Year Three will be to:
- Enable you to work both independently and collaboratively, according to need, in the production of major works, both theoretical and practical.
- Develop your personal creative approach and style in a specialist area.
- Allow you to research, plan and present ideas effectively.
- Enable you to apply appropriate levels of technical resolution to productions.
- Require you to evaluate critically the relationships between theory and practice articulated through the major project, the dissertation and media cultures.
- Develop your analyses of your own and others’ contributions to productions.
- Enhance your time-management, budgeting, production management and documentation practices.
- Enable you to present coherent, theories, ideas, concepts and visions.
- Develop your understanding of the economics, sociology and practices of the media industries in ways that enhance your employability.