Media and film studies

Introduction to Fiction Filmmaking

Module code: P5009
Level 4
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Practical, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

Fiction filmmaking depends on the strength of its visual storytelling, on conveying emotions, information and ideas through images and the imaginative combination of picture, sound and speech.

In this module, you are introduced to basic technical skills, software manipulation and aesthetic practices associated with narrative using moving images. You will conceive, research, develop and produce a small film-related project. The module 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
  • camera
  • sound
  • editing.

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