Module Identifier MC10100  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Miss Hayley R Burns  
Semester Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours Lecture-Seminars  
  Practical   12 Hours Production workshops  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Practical Production Project  50%
Semester Assessment Critical project appraisal 2000 words50%

Learning outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module, a student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the process of visual media composition through the study, planning, production and delivery of a one-minute practical production project to a specified schedule.

employ analytical, reflective and discursive skills in the collaborative selection and ongoing development of short, visual production projects which employ non conventional shot relations.


This is a new 20-credit first year module. The main focus of this module is on the production, composition and assembly of visual images in ways which depart from the traditional concerns of continuity-related linear narrative. This relates to other approaches taken in the new Degree Scheme to the extent that:

-it challenges and unpacks conventional perceptions settled around 'objective' linear continuity-based visual realities and sets about the reconstruction of these realities in compressed, poetic and associational forms of visual representation;
-it should appeal to students who are interested in how we interpret (and differ in interpreting) visual texts.

For production oriented TFTS students, this module offers a diversification of approach to the extent that:

-it consciously addresses the above issues both in terms of production theory and production practice, and this is reflected both in the reading outlined for the module as well as in the equal weighting awarded to theoretically and practically expressed assessed elements.

-it further enables, through this combined theoretical and practical approach, the self-conscious movement by the student from consumer/interpreter of visual images to producer/interpreter of visual images as the module progresses.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Reisz, Karel & Gavin Millar (1953) The Technique of Film Editing London, Focal Press
Eisenstein, Sergei (1949) A Dialectical Approach to Film Form
Eisenstein, Sergei (1957) Film Fom and the Film Sense Trans. and Ed. Jay Leyda Cleveland Meridian Books
Berger, John (1972) Ways of Seeing (BBC Television Series) BBC
Kuleshov, Lev (1974) Kuleshov on Film: Writings by Leve Kuleshov Trans. and Ed. Ronald Levaco Berkley and Los Angeles, University of California Press
Berger, John (1972) Ways of Seeing London, BBC/Penguin
** Essential Reading
Messaris, Paul (1994) Visual Literacy: Image, Mind & Reality Boulder, Co, Westview Press


This module is at CQFW Level 4