COMPUTER IMAGING AND SYSTEMS A - 2017/8

Module code: FVP2003

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT S Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

I150

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 - PROGRAMMING EXERCISE 30%
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 - COMPUTER REPORT 30%
Examination EXAM (2 HOURS) 40%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video Fundamentals A (pre-requisite) Computers and Coding (pre-requisite)

Module overview

This module is intended to develop understanding and awareness of how video is used in computers; leading to manipulating and storing video and media for acquisition, post production and broadcast

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Computer architecture including 32 bit and 64 bit
CPU,GPU DSP and cloud computing
Requirements of computers for professional video use; analyse video files
Wrappers, containers and meta data
Manipulation of video in a computer


Types of drives and storage and their use

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: prepare students for the increasingly common use of IP and computing in the world of professional audio and video. The strategy will increase their knowledge and understanding of the technical details of this subject.

The learning and teaching methods include:


One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 to 12), which includes one revision session.
Practical programming sessions; 2 hours every two weeks


One two hour seminar every two weeks

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional computer based video and media including files wrappers and meta data. It will also show the students’ analytical abilities and approach to media storage and manipulation.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework 1– Computer programming exercise
Coursework 2 - Computer report
Exam – 40%, 2 hours, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 6).  


Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and practical workshops.

Feedback

Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module.

Reading list

Reading list for COMPUTER IMAGING AND SYSTEMS A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp2003

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.