Undergraduate Course: Design Research 4 (Film and Television) (DESI10039)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students investigate aspects of film story, form, and content in order to develop a film project of their own choosing. Student investigate the cinematic storytelling traditions in which they are positioning their project, such as documentary, drama or thriller and to contextualise their project in relation to existing film traditions. Students are encouraged to experiment and to develop their own voice, style and approach as film makers.
Students participate in a process of peer review and provide development notes to other projects, mimicking standard industry practice in Screenwriting Labs, Documentary Development Programmes, and Writing Studios to receive and give peer feedback during the project development process and students will practice these industry skills throughout the course.¿[Text Wrapping Break]
The students work towards a project folder which explains in detail the nature of the project, the motivation for and relevance of the project and the precise content detailing the structure, tone, style, and aesthetic approach. The project proposals are expected to be of industry accepted quality, have artistic merit and involve different layers of complexity.¿
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students submit a written course portfolio, details of content requirements are provided on LEARN.
||Written Formative Feedback is given at three points:
In week 6 of Semester 1
At the end of Semester 1
In week 6 of Semester 2
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- INVESTIGATE: aspects of film form and context through a variety of practical and theoretical methods to demonstrate a sustained and rigorous investigation of personal research themes
- CHALLENGE: analyse issues arising from the research and challenge established precepts and assumptions with regards to narrative structure and film form.
- PLAN: demonstrate a sense of purpose in the development of lines of research inquiry and the ability to plan a film project.
|DESI10039 Design Research 4- Film/TV|
- Christie, I. Scorsese on Scorsese. Faber & Faber (2003)
- Tarkovsky, A. Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema.
University of Texas Press (2003)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Itandehui Jansen
Tel: (0131 6)51 5852
|Course secretary||Mr Rhiordan Langan-Fortune
Tel: (0131 6)51 5926