In year one you will study a range of cores modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects related to your degree. These will include Analysing Film which explores the form and style of motion pictures. Introduction to Scriptwriting on which you will explore ideas generation and development, narrative structure, character development, synopses, treatments and One Pages. Camera, Photography and Lighting provides a practical understanding of basic videography and photography utilising entry level Video and Photography cameras. International Film Industries introduces you to the contemporary film industry internationally, contrasting the Hollywood business model with alternative modes of production. Audio Production will introduce the basic concepts and practical skills required in recording and producing audio for film, television and podcast production. Editing/Post-Production provides a practical understanding of basic video editing utilising a suite of Post Production/non-linear tools Your final module will be the Professional Development and Placement programme. This will comprise of CV assembly, Media sector job analysis, a personal strengths audit and presentations from a range of employers.
In your second year you will study a combination of core and option modules, allowing you to create your own pathway by exploring some of the subjects from year one in further detail. Core modules include: Researching Media, Film and Culture, which introduces you to a range of approaches to research in the fields of media, film and culture, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Theorising Film develops your understanding of theories of cinema and your ability to theorise about the cinema, contributing to your core knowledge of the medium and your critical thinking and research skills. The year two Professional Development and Placement programme builds upon year one work, helping develop skills in team and group work. Option modules include the following: Script to Screen, Digital Effects, Radio and Podcast Production, Documentary: Theory and Practice, Digital Narratives, UK Film Industry, Understanding Disney, Myths, Meaning and Movies, Television Genres, Online Community Management and a Negotiated Study module.
In your final year you will study one core Media module - Media, Film and Culture Research A. This module is worth 40-credits and develops the nature of academic research and builds on skills introduced in years one and two. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. You will have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following: Creative Media, Advanced Documentary and Advanced Short Film Production, Radio and Podcast Production, Transmedia Production, Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape, European Cinema, Contemporary Cult TV, Contemporary Cultural Issues, Computational Film Analysis, Film and Television Adaptation, Science Fiction, Transmedia Production, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Professional Learning Through Work, and a Negotiated Study module.
If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.