Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 2 x 2 Hour Practicals
Lecture 8 x 1 Hour Lectures
Tutorial 8 x 2 Hour Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written presentation and portfolio of material (1,500 words)  60%
Semester Exam 1 Hours   Practical assessment of Students knowledge of the equipment and editing techniques.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Written presentation and portfolio of material (1,500 words)  60%
Supplementary Exam 1 Hours   Practical assessment of Students knowledge of the equipment and editing techniques.  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

• Develop a deep knowledge of visual literacy
• Develop an understanding of narrative literature
• Demonstrate a sound knowledge of editing different genres and cross genre conventions
• Demonstrate good team skills whilst working in a group
• Develop an understanding of dialogue rhythm and visual balance
• Demonstrate dexterity and technical understanding of the use of editing procedure and software
• Demonstrate an understanding of professional practice and the logistical problems inherent in editing

Brief description

Cinema is a visual medium, this module will build on the elements first encountered in the first year module Introduction to editing. Students will be encouraged to create and develop visual narratives whilst working with sound, music and visual effects. The module will give an overall understanding of the editing process from understanding the exigencies of the script, through storyboarding with the director, the fundamentals of storytelling and working on Industry standard equipment and software. The module will be a mixture of lectures and practical workshops and students will have the opportunity to work on a film production project during the second semester.


Course Delivery:

Lectures: 8 x 2 hours
Seminars/Tutorials: 8 x 2 hour tutorials on the AVID system
Practicals: 2 x 2 hour practical sessions - introduction to AVID

Course Content:

Visual Storytelling
Working with Green Screen
Introduction to Visual Effects
The Grade
Cutting with music
Working with the script
Editing as an art
Non-linear Editing systems

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of the professional software packages will develop the ability to interpret statistical and mathematical information.
Communication Managing editorial workflow is about communication with all the various aspects feeding into the edit. Effective communication skills 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 emphasizes editing work in professionally defined roles, it establishes on a basic level the professional procedures in post-production.
Problem solving Editing 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 tutorial program 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 Editing skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Not assessed on this module


This module is at CQFW Level 5