Audiovisual Practices (P5065)

30 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The module aims to introduce key concepts in video and sound representation, and the principles and practice of sound recording, sound design, image composition, camera movement, and editing. You will be taught the operation and creative application of sound and video equipment (cameras, audio recorders, microphones), software (editing and sound editing), and facilities (studio, sound studio, Foleys). You will be asked to undertake two exercises (one on sound and one on video), spending around five weeks on each, and for which you will be asked to respond creatively and critically to a given brief.

Teaching

18%: Lecture
47%: Practical
35%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Project, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 275 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: