Module Identifier MC10120  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Royston D C Martin  
Semester Intended for use in future years (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   20 HOURS LECTURE WORKSHOP  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Critical project appraisal 2000 words For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at
Semester Assessment Practical Production Project  50%
Further details  

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 three-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.

To develop understanding of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the production of fictional television. Demonstrate competancy in filming and editing .


This is a 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 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 experimental film making and how we interpret (and differ in interpreting) visual texts.

-it consciously addresses the above issues both in terms of production theory and production pracice, 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

** General Text
Zettl, Z. ((1999)) Sight Sound Motion San Francisco, Wadsworth
** Recommended Text
Ettedgui,P. ((1998)) Cinematography Screencraft Crans-Pres-Celigny: Rotovision
Orlebar,J. ((2002)) Digital television Production London: Arnold


This module is at CQFW Level 4