THE ART OF VISUAL STORY TELLING - 2017/8
Module code: DMA1009
Music and Media
WAKEFIELD NA Ms (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 16
Independent Study Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 20
Seminar Hours: 4
Tutorial Hours: 4
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK (CREATIVE PROJECT)||40|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK (CREATIVE PROJECT)||60|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module is intended to develop students’ creative skills working towards the creation of a visual narrative. The module explores forms of storytelling, film making grammars and basic terminology used by the film and television industries, as well as visual communications tools used in the development of films and other forms of visual media.
To provide a framework for developing an idea into a short narrative scene.
To understand issues that arise out of the creation of fictional scenarios.
Develop skills to produce a narrative framework.
Introduce camera language and terms; their use and narrative meaning.
Introduce pre-production techniques to visualise the final media structure.
Introduce tempo, continuity grammar and pace.
To gain an understanding of the importance of organisation and time management.
|1||Generate ideas, concepts, and creative projects in response to set briefs though the creation of coherent visual stories||KC|
|2||Select, test and make appropriate use of software, processes and environments||K|
|3||Demonstrate competence with lighting, audio, visual composition, and sound||K|
|4||Develop visualisation techniques to prepare for production||K|
|5||Present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations||PT|
|6||Understand the health and safety considerations of digital media arts disciplines and acquire appropriate working practices||PT|
|7||Study independently, set goals, manage their own workloads and meet deadlines||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Introduction to screenwriting and story structure for moving image media
Characters and archetypes
Genres – creating moods with lighting, colour, music, locations, tempo/pacing etc.
Storyboards and animatics
Intro to editing and postproduction using Adobe Premiere and other tools
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The assessment strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to show their understanding of moving image narrative, and how camera composition, effects, lighting, sound and pace have on overall tone and mood of a filmed sequence. The initial coursework will cumulatively build the student’s experience and knowledge, applying lessons learnt in each iteration. The final piece of coursework will develop these skills further in the form of an edited and timed animatic.
The learning and teaching methods include:
11 class sessions covering the following:
Lectures (2 hr x 10 weeks)
Hands-on instruction (2 hr x 8 weeks)
Seminars (2 hrs x 2 weeks)
Critiques and reviews of works in progress (2 hrs x 2 weeks)
Guided reading and homework assignments
The assessment strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to show their understanding of moving image narrative, using their knowledge of camera composition and it effects, the lighting and sound and the pace of the production. Feedback on initial scripts and coursework offers opportunities for refinement and improvement on the brief in readiness for the later submission.
The assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework – Creative Project (40%)
Coursework – Creative Project (60%)
The module includes weekly assignments covering the production skills required for each of the briefs.
Continuous formative assessment is given through timetabled group critiques and individual tutorials. Work-in-progress presented will be given direct feedback regarding its quality and standard at these times.
During the 2 seminar sessions held the week prior to submission of assessed works, students are given individualised technical support and immediate feedback on their works in progress.
Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly workshops.
Reading list for THE ART OF VISUAL STORY TELLING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dma1009
Programmes this module appears in
|Digital Media Arts BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Digital Media Arts with Media Studies BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.