Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Making Short Films 2
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group Video Project 2  (4-5 minutes)  40%
Semester Assessment Group Video Project 1  (2-3 minutes)  30%
Semester Assessment Portfolio - Blog  (2,000 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Individual Video Project 2  (4-5 minutes)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Individual Video Project 1  (2-3 minutes)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio - Blog  2000 Words  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the various stages of media production from conception to realisation, including camerawork and editing.

2. Successfully upload a media production onto the web for dissemination.

3. Work effectively as part of a production group.

4. Demonstrate a sharpened understanding of specific production roles.

5. Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on their work as an individual within a production team.

Brief description

This module enables students to engage in a range of media production activities including the writing, researching, shooting and editing of short films across various genres and incorporating a number of styles. Students will engage in intensive filmmaking projects in various production and technical roles.

In addition, issues of media convergence will be addressed through the dissemination of these films via the internet as well as via the maintenance of a blog, which will allow a critical and theoretically-informed reflection on media production. Much of the time spent on the module will be self-directed learning in production groups.


Lectures and workshops on writing; camerawork; editing; generic styles and forms (including silent film, narrative, non-narrative and experimental work); working as part of a production team; uploading material to the web; convergence issues.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Effective communication 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 As part of the module students will be required to use the web as part of the learning process and assessment regime.
Personal Development and Career planning The skills gained from this module will enhance the employability of FTV and MCS students.
Problem solving Production groups will be set tasks as part of the module and will be required to resolve problems/issues relating to these.
Research skills Students will be required to research specific topics in preparation for the weekly tasks relating to various styles/forms.
Subject Specific Skills Media production skills in a converging media environment will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Production groups will be required to work effectively as a team to deliver media content by specific deadlines.


This module is at CQFW Level 4