Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
FM36720
Module Title
Media Law
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Pre-Requisite
Successful completion of Part 1
Reading List

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group seminar assignment (1000 words)  20%
Semester Assessment A written critical reflection on a seminar assignment  (1500 words)  40%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Written examination  40%
Supplementary Assessment Individual seminar assignment (1000 words)  20%
Supplementary Assessment A written critical reflection on a seminar assignment  (1500 words)  40%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Written examination  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legal processes relevant to the setting up of a film.
2. Develop an understanding of the development and financing structures used in the film industry.
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of Production and Finance agreements.
4. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the process involved with the Completion Guarantee.
5. Develop a critical understanding of Production Insurances.
6. Develop a critical understanding of Copyright law as it relates to production.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of professional software packages will develop the ability to interpret statistical and mathematical information.
Communication Managing the legal processes of filmmaking is all about communication. Effective communications skills - oral, written and visual, will be developed throughout the module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance.
Information Technology Specialized Professional software is used and students’ skills will be developed through the module. They will prepare and input data, manage systems and interpret information.
Personal Development and Career planning The module articulates production legal work, it establishes on a basic level the professional procedures involved at all levels of production.
Problem solving Media Law is a continuous process of problem solving. Students are tested on this individually and as part of a team.
Research skills Students undertake research as part of the seminar programme and will be assessed on their ability to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use their knowledge to apply to the issues that arise.
Subject Specific Skills Production legal skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Seminar work will be divided into groups to resolve production issues based on ‘real life’ incidents. These groups will be required to work effectively as a team to deliver the group based exercises.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6