Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Film Craft 1
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Learning Journal  A Learning Journal based on the first 6 weeks in which students reflect on their learning and give a rationale for two specialist areas of film craft they will focus on. (2000 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Creative Artefact  A creative artefact utilising two areas of specialism in film craft. (Indicative length 5 minutes)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Creative Artefact  A creative artefact utilising two areas of specialism in film craft. (Indicative length 5 minutes)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Written Essay  An essay exploring the theoretical underpinnings of two aspects of film craft. (2000 words)  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Understand and articulate increasingly complex theoretical underpinnings and specific terminology of film craft specialisms.

Synthesise increasingly complex knowledge and skills of chosen specialisms and practically apply them to produce creative outcomes.

Manage individual practical projects to successful completion.

Brief description

Building from Year One, this module facilitates students to increase their knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of distinct specialisms of film craft. In the first half of the module students receive introductory sessions on 4 key areas of film craft. With their enhanced knowledge of, and skills in, different specialisms of film craft students are equipped to make an informed choice about which specific components of film craft they will specialise in for the second half of the module. Therefore, the module facilitates students to take ownership of their learning journey and leanings towards a career pathway by making informed choices.


To provide the opportunity to explore the aesthetic possibilities of, and to further develop practical skills in, the different production craft roles;
To introduce students to work that is innovative and creative in the application of craft skills;
To increase critical understanding of how theoretical and stylistic enquiry through practice leads to innovation in film form;
To identify and develop an extensive skill set for a personal vision as a filmmaker;
To apply this practical and theoretical learning to students’ own filmmaking work.


Through a mix of lectures and practical workshops, the module will provide grounding in the following distinct specialisms of film craft:
• Cinematography and Lighting
• Production Design
• Sound Recording and Design
• Editing and Post-Production

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Improving own Learning and Performance Via independent work students will learn how to make use of the available means, how to overcome obstacles, as well as how to cope with (constructive) criticism.
Information Technology Students will be making film work using digital media technologies competently and appropriately.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be using the Portfolio as an effective working tool for academic and career development and reflection. Students will evaluate and analyse their own work and that of their peers with reflexivity and consideration.
Problem solving Students will be challenged with both practical and theoretical problems and then engaging in individual and group activities to solve these problems.
Research skills Students will think analytically, researching in both practical and intellectual contexts, developing distinctive skills as a practitioner-theorist.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be able to make film work to an increasingly professional standard in their chosen craft.


This module is at CQFW Level 5