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Group Projects - TFT00055M

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Anne Dodsworth
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

Building on knowledge gained in specialist modules completed in Semester 1, the Group Projects module enables you to further develop and expand skills related to their chosen specialism through undertaking complex production work. Following a detailed brief, you will work in teams in your specialist roles -- e.g., Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Sound Supervisor, Editor, etc. -- to create a short film in a manner that mimics the production practices, requirements and constraints found in industry.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

This module seeks to provide a formal inter-disciplinary structure in which students from all Film and Television Production course variants (e.g., Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Sound and Editing) can explore methods and techniques related to their chosen specialisation by applying them to the production of film project based on a typical industry brief.

It emphasises the importance of creative and technical collaboration for the effective management of the filmmaking process in terms of use of time, working with other personnel and problem solving. The objective is to develop your preproduction, production and postproduction skills through a hands-on exploration of film production that mimics a real-world scenario. The module aims to develop an awareness of professional production values and collaborative working practices through reflective learning.

Module learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health & safety requirements and procedures for film and television production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of preproduction, production and postproduction processes related to your specialisation as they are applied to the creation of professionally produced media programmes in the context of single camera production involving:
    • preproduction design, planning and visualisation
    • location and studio recording of picture and sound
    • editing to support story
    • sound design
  • You must support your creative output with comprehensive and reasoned technical documentation as well as a reflective analysis of each finished piece.
  • Demonstrate an ability to project manage, organising all required elements in a systematic way and managing time effectively to complete projects to schedule.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on your area of specialisation, including discussion of both aesthetic and technical aspects of project creation
  • Demonstrate an ability to write a comprehensive and reasoned technical report detailing all relevant steps in these processes.


Task Length % of module mark
Reflective Report
N/A 65
Production Project : Film Production Artefacts
N/A 35

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

If there are unequal numbers of students from the different specialisations (e.g., more directors than producers or cinematographers, etc.) we will seek to ensure that all students are working in roles directly related and relevant to their specialism.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay Resubmission
N/A 65
Report in lieu of production artefacts
N/A 35

Module feedback

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

Indicative reading

Brown, B. (2002) Cinematography Theory and Practice. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.
Krasner, J. (2008) Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.
Goux, M. & Houff, J. (2003) On Screen In Time: Transitions in Motion Graphic Design for Film, TV and New Media. Mies, Hove: Rotovision.
Lambden, J. (2021) Film Editing: Emotion, Performance and Story. Bloomsbury Academic
Meyer, T. & Meyer, C. (2010) Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Ed. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.
Murch, W. (2020) In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing, 2nd edition, Silman-James Press
Wellins, M. (2005) Storytelling through Animation. Hingham, MA: Charles River Media.
Wyatt, H. and Amyes, T. (2003) Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An introduction to technology and techniques. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.
Yewdall, D.L. (2003) Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.
Sonnenschien, D. (2001) Sound Design, The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions.
Beauchamp, R. (2005) Designing Sound for Animation. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.

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.