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Creative Sound & Image Production - TFT00027I

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Fiona Keenan
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

Today’s production and postproduction technologies enable filmmakers an unprecedented level of creative control over picture and sound. In this module you will explore how audio and video can be generated, manipulated, and transformed. You will experiment with techniques and workflows for special effects and sound design and production. You will also explore the use of creative and experimental picture and sound design for storytelling in film and television.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

This module aims:

  • To provide a grounding in key concepts behind digital image and audio processing and synthesis.
  • To develop an understanding of the aesthetic relationship between picture and audio in film, television and other screen media.
  • To provide a structure in which students can experiment creatively with image and sound properties.

Module learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key processes associated with planning and implementing creative audio or visual effects for film and TV production.
  • Support creative and technical output with comprehensive and reasoned technical documentation as well as a critical assessment of production and postproduction work.


Task Length % of module mark
Practical project and report: Creative media project
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Weekly formative feedback and discussion is provided during practical sessions.


Task Length % of module mark
Project or report: Creative media practical project and Creative media report or report
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.

Indicative reading

Kirk, R. and Hunt, A. (1999) Digital sound processing for music and multimedia. Oxford and Boston: Focal Press.

Dodge, C. and Jerse, T. (1997). Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance. New York: Schirmer Books.

Wyatt, H and Amyes, T. (2003). Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An introduction to technology and techniques. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.

Watkinson, J. (2002). An introduction to Digital Audio. London and Amsterdam: Focal Press.

Roads, C. (1995). The computer music tutorial. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Ifeachor, E & Jervis, B. (2002). Digital Signal Processing: A Practical Approach. 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall

Binkmann, Ronn, (2008). The Art and Science of Digital Compositing , Morgan Kaufmann.

Luther, A and Ingilis, A (1999). Video Engineering. 3rd Edition. New York and London: McGraw-Hill.

Watkinson, J. (2001). Video Engineering Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.

Clarke, R. (1996). Digital Compression of Still Images and Video. London and New York: Academic Press.

Shiffman, D. (2008). Learning Processing: A Beginner's Guide to Programming Images. Animation and Interaction. (1st ed.). Morgan Kaufmann.

Reas, C. and Fry, B. (2010). Getting Started with Processing. (1st ed.), Make.

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.