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Filmmaking (Visiting Students) - TFT00021I

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Andrew Vickers
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • To provide an inter-disciplinary course structure in which students explore all stages of the film creation process
  • To provide a comprehensive grounding in the application of picture and sound technologies and production methods in the film production process

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of crew members and their position within the overall film production framework
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop, refine and present film program concepts in both written and visual form
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse story and script requirements to develop an effective production strategy
  • Demonstrate an ability to prepare for and manage film pre-production including script development

Module content

Identifying suitable stories for film; developing the story concept; presenting the story concept and pitching; refining story and creating script


Task Length % of module mark
Preproduction Portfolio
N/A 30
N/A 70

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Preproduction Portfolio
N/A 30
N/A 70

Module feedback

Students will receive written feedback on all assessments and reassessments.

Indicative reading

  • Quinn, E & Counihan, J ‘The Pitch’ Faber and Faber, 2006, ISBN: 0-571-227414
  • Katz, Steven, ‘Film Directing Shot by Shot’ Michael Wiese Productions, 1991, ISBN 0-941188-10-8
  • Proferes, N ‘Film Directing Fundamentals’, 3rd edition, Focal Press, 2008, ISBN 0-240-809408
  • Wyatt, H and Amyes, T ‘Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An introduction to technology and techniques’, Focal Press, 2003, ISBN 0-240-51947-7
  • Yewdall, D.L., ‘Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound’ Focal Press, 2003, ISBN 0-240-80525-9

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.