Media and film studies

Creative Film Production: Screen Drama

Module code: P5009
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Practical
Assessment modes: Coursework

Creative Film Production
In each of these courses listed below you will do one of four areas: screen drama, sound design, screenwriting and documentary video. You are introduced to basic technical skills, software manipulation and aesthetic practices associated with each area. You will conceive, research, develop and produce a small film-related project as directed by a tutor. This project is an initial foray into a filmmaking mode or focus, which you will have opportunity to explore further at level 2.

Screen Drama:
This course introduces you to narrative using the moving image. It encourages you to reflect critically on issues of form and representation in relation to your own work. You learn key processes and techniques involved in film production: 

  • research
  • scripting
  • camera
  • sound
  • editing. 

You will work in a team to complete exercises in and out of class, and produce a completed film project to a set brief.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a proficient and competent use of film production technology in a specific role.
  • Conceive, research, develop, design and execute a filmmaking project.
  • Apply informed medium-specific reflection to their own and others' creative media projects.
  • Demonstrate reflexivity about the intersection of practice and theory.