Module Identifier TF33330  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Gary J Emmins  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF10320 Incompatibilities: TF32230, TF31020, TF32330  
Course delivery Lecture   4 x 2 hour  
  Other   16 days shoot, 16 days edit  
  Other   8 x 3 hour workshops  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 x 1 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Practical Assignment ?shooting the performance ?inc. group production log & all group proposals40%
Semester Assessment Practical Assignment ? Video commission assignment (non performance) ? inc. group production log, Storyboards, treatments40%
Semester Assessment Individual project ? Detailed Treatment and storyboard. For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at 20%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Examine and demonstrate an understanding of the combination of sound and vision within the music video genre through research, planning production and delivery of a practical production that is linked to a specific audio tracks that are either created, chosen or selected.

Explore the possibilities and limitations of working with music, sound and vision within the production process.

Employ creative, analytical & reflective skills within the collaborative process required for short music video production projects


To provide students with an opportunity to examine and explore the wide reaching area of music video production within a practical module.
To introduce students to areas of post production opportunities that are not applicable in current production modules and to encourage elements of ?experimental? &/or creative visual elements into productions.

Brief description

This module will explore the genre of music video production. As a 3rd yr specialist module, its main focus will be on taking the production of music video in its various forms. By its very nature the product and production of the visual image of music video tends to pull away from traditional forms of continuity visual narrative. It also requires a grasp of the expanding areas of postproduction techniques.   Students will be required to become familiar with the history of the music video & a range of music video genres and forms in the attempt to make their own. The module will be centrally organised around 2 practical assignments e.g. performance and non-performance of the artist as well as opportunities for exploring and interpreting visuals in relation to sound.
The lectures would be based around elements from the selected bibliography all of which are designed to develop and enhance the practical elements of the students experience of this module

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Frith, Simon, Peter Goodwin & Lawrence Grossberg (1993) Sound & Vision: the Music Video reader London: Routledge
Kleiler, Moses (1997) You Stand There: making music video Three Rivers Press


This module is at CQFW Level 6