PROGRAMME QUALITY HANDBOOK - 2018-2019 FDA FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY - SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE

 
PROGRAMME QUALITY
             HANDBOOK
              2018-2019

     FdA Film and Photography

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Contents
1. Welcome and Introduction to FdA Film and Photography. ........................................................ 3
2.   Programme Specification .......................................................................................................... 7
3.   Module Records ...................................................................................................................... 24

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1. Welcome and Introduction to FdA Film and Photography.

Welcome to the Foundation Degree in Film and Photography.

This programme has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base
required to work in your chosen specialism or other graduate opportunities. It is also
a platform from which you can undertake additional vocational and academic
qualifications.

This Programme Quality handbook contains important information including:
The approved programme specification
Module records

Note: The information in this handbook should be read in conjunction with the current
edition of:
   - Your Institution & University Student Handbook which contains student
       support based information on issues such as finance and studying at HE
            o Available in University News & Information on Moodle.
   - Plymouth University’s Student Handbook
            o available at:
              https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/governance/student-
              handbook

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1.1. Programme Management

Programme Manager - Chris Matthews BA (Hons) – Prior to entering teaching Chris
studied Digital Screen Arts at Farnham (University of the Creative Arts) and worked
in the Film Industry before returning to Devon. Chris is about to start an MA in
Photography. Chris continues to indulge in his passion for Photography and submits
images to Getty Images. Chris is also Programme Coordinator for Digital Media at
the College.

HE Lead - Lynne Andrews – BA (Hons) MA – Lynne studied Media with Art and
Design at Plymouth University and Media and Communications at Goldsmiths,
University of London. Lynne has experience of freelance work in Video, Print Design
and Layout and a short time in Prop Making. Lynne’s specialist area is in theoretical
perspectives in Art, Design and Media, also Education.

 1.2. Personal Tutor
Personal tutors are designated as a sustained and first point of reference for
individual students on personal, domestic or academic matters; detailed information
will be available in your teaching, learning and assessment handbooks.

Chris Matthews is the Personal Tutor for Film and Photography.
Contact: Tel - 01803 540483.    Email - Christophermatthews@southdevon.ac.uk

Further information can be found by following this link to the University personal
tutoring policy.

 1.3. Module Leaders

Chris Matthews – as above

Lynne Andrews – as above

Alex Small BA (Hons) – Alex has a great deal experience of working in the Film
Industry and has a wealth of technical knowledge. As well as teaching on the
modules in Film and Photography Alex gives support and expertise to the
department as a Trainer Facilitator.

Ekow Essiful BA (Hons) – Studied Time Based Media at UWE. Ekow’s specialist
area is Multimedia Production (Digital Skills), particularly Interactive and Sound. Prior
to entering teaching Ekow worked as a Freelance 3D Modeller and Animator
specialising in CAD, also in Web Design and Development.

Kelly Bryant – BA (Hons) Prior to entering teaching Kelly has extensive experience
of working on a range of professional projects. She has worked within the industry as

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a Camera Operator, Director and Producer. She is also trained as a dancer and
actor.

Tony Weaver – BA (Hons) – Tony studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College and
has continued to work professionally as an Artist and Designer whilst teaching at
South Devon College. Tony has a wealth of experience and knowledge particularly in
relation to Visual Culture and Design Communications.

Gareth Day – BA (Hons) MRes Digital Art & Technology – Gareth is the Section
Head for Digital Media Art and Design and therefore oversees all of the HE and FE
programmes. Gareth continued to work as a Freelance Developer and has a keen
interest in innovation and digital technologies.

Stage 4
SOUD1330 Introductory Skills (Film & photography) – Kelly Bryant/Chris Matthews
SOUD1331 Documentary - Kelly Bryant/ Chris Matthews
SOUD1332 Narrative - Chris Matthews
SOUD1333 Digital Applications – Ekow Essiful
SOUD1334 Developing Research and Practice – Alex Small
SOUD1335 Visual Culture – Tony Weaver
Stage 5
SOUD2279 Producing and Directing for screen -
SOUD2280 Portraiture - Chris Matthews
SOUD2281 Experimental Media - Chris Matthews
SOUD2282 Professional Practice – Lynne Andrews
SOUD2283 Negotiated research – Tony Weaver
SOUD2284 Exhibition and Audiences – Tony Weaver

 1.4. Course Contact List
Chris Matthews – Tel 01803 540483
Email:Christopher.matthews@southdevon.ac.uk

Kelly Bryant - Tel - 01803 540483      Email: Kelly.bryant@southdevon.ac.uk

Alex Small - Tel 01803 540301          Email: Alex.small@southdevon.ac.uk

Ekow Essiful - Tel - 01803 540301      Email: Ekow.essiful@southdevon.ac.uk

Lynne Andrews - Tel 01803 540301       Email: Lynne.andrews@southdevon.ac.uk

Gareth Day - Tel 01803 540335          Email: Gday@southdevon.ac.uk

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Technicians & Equipment: Andy Payne & Sally Reed Tel. 01803 540458

HE Support: Sandy Akerman– 01803 540547

Learning Technologies and Resources: Alexandra Barton– 01803 540641

Higher Education Employability and Enterprise: Thea Jones – 07720213429

Deputy HE Manager: Jonathan Hall – 01803 540542

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2. Programme Specification

Awarding Institution:        University of Plymouth
Teaching Institution:        South Devon College
Accrediting Body:            Plymouth University
Language of Study:           English1
Mode of Study:               Full Time/Part Time
Final Award:                 FdA Film and Photography
Intermediate Award:          N/A
Programme Title:             Film and Photography

UCAS Code:                   28P3
JACS Code:                   W600
Benchmarks:                  QAA FDQB Foundation Degree Qualification
                             Benchmark                           (2010)
                             QAA Subject Benchmark: Communication, Media,
                             Film and Cultural Studies (2008)
Date of Programme            29/04/2014
Approval:

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2.2    Brief Description of the Programme

The following is the definitive, approved description of this programme that both
clarifies this programmes position within South Devon College and Plymouth
University’s respective portfolios and provides material that may be directly used for
promotion of the programme.

The Film and Photography Foundation Degree is a rationalisation of the previously
successful Creative Digital Media Degree at South Devon College. The Creative
Digital Media degree originally had three distinct pathways, of which Film and
Photography regularly recruited well. We are proposing to de-couple the “Interactive
pathway” from the degree to create a new programme and run the two lens based
media pathways together due to the recognisable technical and aesthetic synergy.
This would allow for fruitful co-teaching in these lens based disciplines, which share
common techniques and theoretical underpinning.

Lecturers from different visual disciplines and with different research experiences will
contribute to the delivery of the programme using a variety of different teaching
methods and approaches. The emphasis will be on technical competences,
including digital applications, and creativity. Critical analysis of the students’ own
work and the work of other practitioners will be crucial.

The Degree will deliver both summative and formative assessment which will be
innovative in approach and will seek to embrace both traditional processes and new
technologies. Delivery mechanisms such as social media and E-Learning will be
utilised alongside lectures and workshops, thus equipping the student with skills that
will benefit them in the vocational world as well as preparing them for a potential third
year at Plymouth University.

The Degree will feature opportunities for work experience and work within the
community and outline a broad range of career opportunities for learners. This would
include traditional job opportunities in the industry as well as those opportunities that
have arisen with recent advances in digital technologies. Stress will be placed on the
rise of the internet as a means of exhibiting work and as a provider of working
opportunities.

It is hoped that students will continue to be afforded opportunities for work
placements and live briefs from industry contacts and the regional community, as
was the case with the previous programme.

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Programme Aims

The programme will deliver:
1. An integrated framework of technical and critical vocabulary; practical skills; and
   critical thinking demanded by their multi-disciplined mode of employment and
   seek to make interconnections between these practical and theoretical fields and
   those of industry and commerce.
2. Development of student's abilities in production, criticism and analysis of moving
   and still image, utilising research skills to prepare them for potential progression to
   the final year of an honours degree and employment.
3. The transferable skills needed for entry into the professional environment by the
   inclusion of work related and work based learning.
4. Encouragement and support of students as they develop specific practical and
   technical/digital skills, whilst enabling aesthetic experimentation.
5. Students with a qualification that will allow progression to an honours degree
   programme in Media and/or Photography and to develop the underpinning skills
   required for students to become independent learners and practitioners in the
   creative sector.
6. An environment that enhances creativity and experimentation that is underpinned
   by theoretical knowledge and practical skills, supported by industry standards.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

By the end of this programme the student will be able to:
1. The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of
    concepts and issues relating to moving and still image making and the needs of
    industry.
2. The student will be able to produce, analyse and critically evaluate image based
   material to commercial standards.
3. The student will be able to synthesise ideas and information in an appropriate
   visual formats utilising a range of technical skills.
4. The student will be able to communicate information and concepts effectively in
   a manner appropriate to the discipline to differing audiences.
5. The student will be able to evaluate their own learning and production
   techniques through reflections on their own practice.
6. The student will be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness of different
   approaches to solving problems in the field of image production.

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Distinctive Features

The following provides a definitive and approved list of elements that may be used to
both conceptualise and promote the market position of this programme:2
    The Degree offers the study of photography/film with a vocational leaning
    The Degree will encompass a range of approaches and technologies, both
       digital and non-digital.
    The Degree will assess students by way of live briefs wherever possible.
    The degree will allow for work across a range of genres and styles, with
       increasing specialisation as the course progresses.
    The Degree will deliver both summative and formative assessment which will
       be innovative in approach and will seek to embrace new technologies such as
       social media and E-Learning thus equipping the student with skills that will
       benefit them in the vocational world.

Students will benefit from:
    A range of excellent facilities for image production
    Well qualified, practicing staff.
    Industry standard software and equipment
    Film making and photography residentials
    Flexible progression paths to additional higher education programmes.
    Partnership with Plymouth University provides access to a broad range of
      additional learning resources and academic and professional integration and
      validation.

Student Numbers

The following provides information that should be considered nominal, and therefore
not absolutely rigid, but is of value to guide assurance of the quality of the student
experience, functional issues around enabling progression opportunities to occur,
and staffing and resource planning:
Approximate minimum student numbers per stage = 10
Target student numbers per stage = 15
Approximate maximum student numbers per stage = 20

Progression Route(s)

Approved ‘progression route(s)’ are those where successful achievement in this
programme enables direct alignment to join a stage of another programme. This is

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an approach employed primarily for Foundation Degree students to ‘top-up’ to
complete a Bachelor degree, but may be employed for other award types.
This is in part an automated admissions criterion and therefore progression may be
impacted on by availability of a position on the progression award; however
progression opportunity, if not available in the first year of application, is guaranteed
within 3-years.
Progression arrangements with institutions other than Plymouth University carry an
increased element of risk. It is necessary for the delivering partner institution to
obtain formal agreement from that institution to guarantee progression for existing
students on the programme. For progression to Plymouth University, should there be
the need to withdraw the progression route programme(s) then either this will be
delayed to provide progression or appropriate solutions will be found. This
arrangement is guaranteed for existing students that complete their programme of
study with no suspensions or repeat years and who wish to progress immediately to
the University.

       Students who successfully pass the Foundation Degree may progress to one
       of the following, depending upon the subjects studied in the Foundation Degree:

          BA (Hons) Media Arts
          BA (Hons) TV Arts
All work in the first year (Stage 1) will be at level 4.
Any modules done in Stage 2 (the second year of a full time course) will be at level 5.

The contribution of marks from prior levels of study to the progression award is
governed by University regulations.

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Admissions Criteria

 Qualification(s) Required for Entry to
                                           Details:
 this Programme:
 Level 2:
 - Key Skills requirement / Higher
                                           N/A
    Level Diploma:
 and/or
 - GCSEs at Level 4 or above:              5 with GCSE Maths and English
 Level 3: at least one of the following:
 - A Levels required to meet
    AS/A2/UCAS Points Tariff: Click        48 UCAS Points
    here to enter text.
 - Advanced Level Diploma:                 N/A
 - BTEC National
                                           48 UCAS Points
    Certificate/Diploma:
 - HNC/D:                                  N/A
 - VDA: AGNVQ, AVCE, AVS:                  N/A
 - Access to HE or Year 0 provision:       Art or Media based Pathway
 - International Baccalaureate:            26
 - Irish / Scottish Highers /
                                           48 UCAS points
    Advanced Highers:
                                           Any related work experience will be
 Work Experience:
                                           beneficial
 Other non-standard awards or
                                           Portfolio Media course at SDC
 experiences:
                                           All Accreditation of Prior Credited
                                           Learning and Accreditation of Prior
                                           Experiential Learning arrangements will
 APEL / APCL3 possibilities:
                                           be dealt with on an individual basis in
                                           line with South Devon College and
                                           Plymouth University Regulations.
                                           Portfolio interviews MAY be required by
 Interview / Portfolio requirements:       the admissions tutor4
                                           .
 Independent Safeguarding Agency
                                           No
 (ISA) / Criminal Record Bureau (CRB)
 clearance required:

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Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement

The Programme Manager and their Programme Committee will follow Plymouth
University’s current annual monitoring process for partnership programmes to
complete evaluation of and planning for maintaining and improving quality and
standards. This process may be refined over time, yet is constant in its focus on the
production, maintenance and use of a programme level Action Plan, which is an
auditable document for Plymouth University’s standards and quality assurance
responsibilities.
Elements of this process include engaging with stakeholders. For this definitive
document it is important to define:
Subject External Examiner(s): All modules are parented by this programme and
therefore covered by this programme's external examiner.
Additional stakeholders specific to this programme: Students, graduates,
Plymouth University

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Programme Structure

The following structure diagram provides the current structure for this programme. It enables the stage of both full time and part time routes
to be compared within the single diagram as well as any mixes for option modules to be clearly indicated.
                                                FHEQ Level: 4 For: Film and Photography
   F/T Route         P/T Route         Core or Option
                                                                  Credits                                   Module
     Year5             Year               Module
                                                                                                          SOUD1330
        1          P/T year 1                Core                    20
                                                                                            Introductory skills(Film & photography)
                                                                                                          SOUD1331
        1          P/T year 2                Core                    20
                                                                                                         Documentary
                                                                                                          SOUD1332
        1          P/T year 2                Core                    20
                                                                                                           Narrative
                                                                                                          SOUD1333
        1          P/T year 1                Core                    20
                                                                                                      Digital Applications
                                                                                                          SOUD1334
        1          P/T year 1                Core                    20
                                                                                              Developing Research and Practice
                                                                                                          SOUD1335
        1          P/T year 1                Core                    20
                                                                                                        Visual Culture

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FHEQ Level: 5 For: Film and Photography
   F/T Route     P/T Route       Core or Option
                                                       Credits                            Module
      Year         Year             Module
                                                                                        SOUD2279
       2        P/T year 3            Core               20
                                                                             Producing and Directing for screen
                                                                                        SOUD2280
       2        P/T year 2            Core               20
                                                                                         Portraiture
                                                                                        SOUD2281
       2        P/T year 3            Core               20
                                                                                   Experimental Media
                                                                                        SOUD2282
       2        P/T year 2            Core               20
                                                                                   Professional Practice
                                                                                        SOUD2283
       2        P/T year 3            Core               20
                                                                                   Negotiated research
                                                                                        SOUD2284
       2        P/T year 3            Core               20
                                                                                 Exhibition and Audiences

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PS13. Exposition and Mapping of Learning Outcomes, Teaching & Learning and Assessment

                                                                                    Level: 4
                                                                                                       Prog
Definitions of Graduate Attributes and                               Teaching and Learning     Prog    intended     Range of      Related Core
Skills Relevant to this Programme                                    Strategy / Methods        Aims    Learning     Assessments   Modules
                                                                                                       Outcomes
Knowledge / Understanding:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification Benchmark
                                                                                               1,2,6   1,2,3,6
(FDQB), as well as QAA Subject
Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.1, 4.2, 4.4

                                                                                                                      SOUD1330
                                              Primary:
                                                                                             Presentations,           SOUD1331
By the end of this level of this programme    Lectures, Seminars,
                                                                                             portfolio, seminars,     SOUD1332
the students will be able to demonstrate for: Tutorials, Guided
                                                                                             critiques, reports,      SOUD1333
A threshold pass: 40%                         Independent Study.6
                                                                                             reviews, blogs,          SOUD1334
                                              Secondary/Supplementar
                                                                                             practical bodies of      SOUD1335
                                              y:
                                                                                             work
                                              External Visits
An exposition for embedding Knowledge and Understanding through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the
programme:
Cognitive and Intellectual Skills:
 6
     List strategy/methods (i.e. lecs, tuts, guided ind study etc)
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For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification Benchmark
(FDQB), as well as QAA Subject
Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.5, 5.2, 5.3
By the end of this level of this programme    Primary:                    1,2,5       1,2,4,5,6     Presentations,          SOUD1334
the students will be able to demonstrate for: Lectures, Seminars,                                   portfolio, seminars,    SOUD1335
A threshold pass: 40%.                        Tutorials, Guided                                     critiques, reports,     SOUD1331
                                              Independent Study                                     reviews, blogs,         SOUD1332
                                              Secondary/Supplementar                                practical bodies of     SOUD1330
                                              y:                                                    work
                                              External Visits
An exposition for embedding Cognitive and Intellectual Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the
programme:
Key Transferable Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification Benchmark
(FDQB), as well as QAA Subject
Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 6.1                                                    3,5         4, 5
By the end of this level of this programme    Primary:                                              Presentations,          SOUD1333
the students will be able to demonstrate for: Lectures, Seminars,                                   portfolio, seminars,    SOUD1334
A threshold pass: 40%                         Tutorials, Guided                                     critiques, reports,     SOUD1331
                                              Independent Study.                                    reviews, blogs,         SOUD1335
                                              Secondary/Supplementar                                practical bodies of     SOUD1330
                                              y:                                                    work
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External Visits
An exposition for embedding Key Transferable Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:
Employment Related Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification Benchmark
(FDQB), as well as QAA Subject
Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 5.4, 5.6
By the end of this level of this programme      Primary:                1,2,3,5, 6 1, 2, 4      Presentations,            SOUD1330
the students will be able to demonstrate for: Lectures, Seminars,                               portfolio, seminars,      SOUD1332
A threshold pass: 40%                           Tutorials, Guided                               critiques, reports,       SOUD1333
                                                Independent Study.                              reviews, blogs,           SOUD1335
                                                Secondary/Supplementar                          practical bodies of
                                                y:                                              work
                                                External Visits
An exposition for embedding Employment Related Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:
Practical Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.3, 5.4, 6.1
By the end of this level of this programme    Primary:                 1,2,4,6     2,3         Presentations,             SOUD1330
the students will be able to demonstrate      Lectures, Seminars,                              portfolio, seminars,       SOUD1331
for:                                          Tutorials, Guided                                critiques, reports,        SOUD1332
A threshold pass: 40%.                        Independent Study.                               reviews, blogs,            SOUD1333
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Secondary/Supplementar                              practical bodies of
                                              y:                                                  work
                                              External Visits
An exposition for embedding Practical Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:
                                                                Level: 5
                                                                                   Prog
Definitions of Graduate Attributes and        Teaching and Learning                intended       Range of              Related Core
                                                                         Prog Aims
Skills Relevant to this Programme             Strategy / Methods                   Learning       Assessments           Modules
                                                                                   Outcomes
Knowledge / Understanding:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.1, 4.2, 4.4
                                              Primary:
                                                                                                  Presentations,
                                              Lectures, Seminars,                                                       SOUD2281
By the end of this level of this programme                                                        portfolio, seminars,
                                              Tutorials, Guided                                                         SOUD2282
the students will be able to demonstrate                         7                                critiques, reports,
                                              Independent Study.          1,2,6     1,2,3,5,6                           SOUD2280
for:                                                                                              reviews, blogs,
                                              Secondary/Supplementar                                                    SOUD2283
A threshold pass: 40%                                                                             practical bodies of
                                              y:                                                                        SOUD2284
                                                                                                  work.
                                              External Visits
An exposition for embedding Knowledge and Understanding through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the
programme:
Cognitive and Intellectual Skills:

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For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.5, 5.2, 5.3,
By the end of this level of this programme  Primary:                     1,2,5,6      1,2,5       Presentations,          SOUD2279
the students will be able to demonstrate    Lectures, Seminars,                                   portfolio, seminars,    SOUD2280
for:                                        Tutorials, Guided                                     critiques, reports,     SOUD2281
A threshold pass: 40%                       Independent Study.                                    reviews, blogs,         SOUD2283
                                            Secondary/Supplementar                                practical bodies of
                                            y:                                                    work
                                            External Visits
An exposition for embedding Cognitive and Intellectual Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the
programme:
Key Transferable Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 6.1
By the end of this level of this programme  Primary:                     3, 5         2,3,4       Presentations,          SOUD2279
the students will be able to demonstrate    Lectures, Seminars,                                   portfolio, seminars,    SOUD2282
for:                                        Tutorials, Guided                                     critiques, reports,     SOUD2284
A threshold pass: 40%                       Independent Study.                                    reviews, blogs,
                                            Secondary/Supplementar                                practical bodies of
                                            y:                                                    work
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External Visits
An exposition for embedding Key Transferable Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:
Employment Related Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.1, 4.3, 5.4, 6.1,
By the end of this level of this programme  Primary:                   1,2,3,5,6   1,2,4       Presentations,           SOUD2279
the students will be able to demonstrate    Lectures, Seminars,                                portfolio, seminars,     SOUD2280
for:                                        Tutorials, Guided                                  critiques, reports,      SOUD2282
A threshold pass: 40%                       Independent Study.                                 reviews, blogs,          SOUD2284
                                            Secondary/Supplementar                             practical bodies of
                                            y:                                                 work
                                            External Visits
An exposition for embedding Employment Related Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:
Practical Skills:
For this sub-bachelor level programme the
following has been informed by the
Foundation Degree Qualification
Benchmark (FDQB), as well as QAA
Subject Benchmark(s):
Communication, media, film and cultural
studies Benchmarks 4.3, 5.4, 5.5
By the end of this level of this programme  Primary:                   1,2,4,6     2,3         Presentations,           SOUD2279
the students will be able to demonstrate    Lectures, Seminars,                                portfolio, seminars,     SOUD2280
for:                                        Tutorials, Guided                                  critiques, reports,      SOUD2281
A threshold pass: 40%                       Independent Study.                                 reviews, blogs,          SOUD2282
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                                              y:                                                  work
                                              External Visits
An exposition for embedding Practical Skills through Teaching & Learning and Assessment at this level of the programme:

     PS.14 Work Based/Related Learning

   WBL is an essential element of Foundation Degrees and therefore needs to be detailed here. However, for all types of HE
  programmes there should be an element of employability focus through, at least, Work Related Learning, and therefore the following
  is applicable for all:
                                                                   Level: 4
                                                                          Prog    Prog           Range of                Related Core
WBL/WRL Activity:                            Logistics
                                                                          Aim     Intended LO Assessments                Module(s)
Consider and evaluate their own work, with                                                       Critiques, body of
reference to relevant practitioners, debates Group critiques, Trips to 1,2        2,5,6          practical work,         SOUD1330
                                             galleries/exhibitions
and conventions.                                                                                 essays
Produce work that demonstrates capability Trips/visit/ visiting                                  Body of practical
                                                                                                                         SOUD1332
in media production technologies, systems, lecturers and                  1,2,3,6 2,3            work, written
                                                                                                                         SOUD1331
techniques and professional practice.        practitioners                                       evaluations
                                             Trips/visit/ visiting
                                                                                                 Response to briefs,
Negotiating with external                    lecturers and
                                                                          2,3     1,4            evaluation, practical   SOUD1331
bodies/clients/audiences                     employers. Promotion
                                                                                                 work
                                             and advertising
                                                                                                                         SOUD1330
Able to use technology with an awareness Within studio/workshop                                  Body of practical,
                                                                          1,2,3,6 4                                      SOUD1333
of industry practices and expectations       sessions                                            sketchbook, essays
                                                                                                                         SOUD1331

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                                                                               Prog       Prog Intended      Range of             Related Core
WBL/WRL Activity:                                  Logistics
                                                                               Aim        LO                 Assessments          Module(s)
Demonstrate the ability to organise and direct                                                               Body of work,
cast and crew members effectively during each      Residential shoots,                                       assessing
                                                                               1,2,3,4,
stage of the production by drawing on              screenings, trips to                   1,2,3,6            production skills    SOUD2279
                                                                               5,6
planning, project management and leadership        production companies.                                     on location,
skills.                                                                                                      evaluations.
                                                                                                             Body of work,
Demonstrate application and capability in a
                                                                                                             assessing
range of appropriate techniques and                Residential shoots,
                                                                                                             production skills    SOUD2279
professional practices during pre-production,      production meetings
                                                                               1,2,3,5    2,3                on location,
production and post-production.
                                                                                                             evaluations
                                                   Research and                                              Evaluations,
Evaluate own work with reference to
                                                   evaluation within studio    2          2                  Practical work,      SOUD2280
practitioners and conventions of the genre.
                                                   sessions                                                  critique
Consider and evaluate their own experimental
                                                   Screenings/Research/S                                     Evaluations,
work with reference to relevant practitioners,                                 2,4,6      2,4,5,6                                 SOUD2281
                                                   tudio sessions                                            Practical work
conventions and audiences.
Understand the positions and roles of media        Lectures, seminars and
                                                                               1,2,3      1,2                Essays               SOUD2282
practitioners in society today.                    independent research
Have an understanding of the requirements of
                                                   Lectures, seminars and                                    Essays, practical,
commercial and professional practice within                                    1,2,3      1,2                                     SOUD2282
                                                   independent research                                      body of research
their chosen field.
                                                   Lectures, seminars and
Demonstrate application and capability in a
                                                   independent research.
range of appropriate techniques and                                            1,3,4,6    2,3                Exhibition           SOUD2284
                                                   Trips to
professional practices to produce an exhibition.
                                                   galleries/exhibitions

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3. Module Records

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD1330                             MODULE TITLE: Introductory Skills (Film and
                                                  Photography)

CREDITS: 20                  FHEQ LEVEL: 4                 JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None         CO-REQUISITES: None           COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

An introductory film and photography module that will explore the techniques used in a range of
camera formats. Effective shooting skills and conventions of all stages of production will be
practiced through the processing of captured material.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT

         COURSEWORK
C1               100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement:
MODULE AIMS:
To introduce and develop practical camera skills
    To encourage the aesthetic sense of image construction
    To identify the formal techniques used in image making in all stages of production
    To work effectively with camera equipment and software
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)At the end of the module the
learner will be expected to be able to:
   1. Demonstrate competent skills necessary for successful camera work with current and
       appropriate industry standard equipment.
   2. Produce work showing capability in operational aspects of media production technologies,
       systems, techniques and professional practices.
   3. Produce work which shows an understanding of how visual conventions can create
       meaning and aesthetic effects.
   4. Consider and evaluate their own work, with reference to relevant practitioners, debates and
       conventions.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                      FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                           SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                       Semester: 1
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ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                           NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 145
MODULE LEADER: Christopher Matthews OTHER MODULE STAFF:
Summary of Module Content
The module is an introduction to the technical process of image making. Aesthetics will be
introduced through exemplar material and through criticism and evaluation of their own work.
Techniques such as framing, composition, depth of field, basic lighting, white balance, editing and
file storage will be introduced through short practical tasks. Students will be assessed by practical
outcomes and a critical evaluation of their work.
SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities                          Hours Comments/Additional Information
Schedule lectures/seminars          60      6 hours per week for 10 weeks
Guided independent study            140     Directed workshop/studio practice, subject specific
                                            research, assessment development
Total                               200
                         Component

                                                    Component

                                                                   Include links
                                                                   Comments
                                                    weighting

                                                                   to learning
                                                                   objectives
 Category

               Element

                         Name

Coursework    C1         Production Outcomes        80%            LO1, LO2, LO3
                         including Development
                         Workbook

                         Evaluation                 20 %           LO4
                                                    100%

Recommended Sources and Texts:
Brown B (2002) Cinematography: Theory and practice: Image making for cinematographers,
directors and videographers, Focal Press
Brown B (2008) Motion picture and video lighting, Elsevier Inc
Eastman Kodak Company (1978) Professional Photographic Illustration Techniques,
Eastman- Kodak
Dancyger K (2006) The technique of film and video editing: History, theory and practice, Focal
Press
Dyja, E. (2007) BFI film and television handbook 2006
Frost L (2001) Night and Low-Light Photography: The Complete Guide, David & Charles,
Hedgecoe J (2003) The New Manual of Photography, Dorling Kindersley,
Hunter F and Fuqua P, (1997) Light: Science and Magi, Butterworth-Heinemann,
Jones, F Desk Top Digital Video Production
Kenworthy C (2009) Master shots: 100 advanced camera techniques, Michael Wiese Productions
Lacey, N (2000) Narrative and Genre
Langford M (2000) Basic Photography, Focal Press,
Langford M (1998) Advanced Photography, Sixth Edition, Focal Press,
Orlebar (2002) Digital television production: a handbook
Stoller M (2008) Filmmaking for dummies, John Wiley & Sons
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Towse M (2001) The Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Sanctuary Publishing,
Thurlow C (2008) Making short films: The complete guide from script to screen, Berg
Publishers Ltd
Pepperman R (2005) Setting up your scenes: The inner working of great films, Michael Wiese
Productions
Weynard D (2007) Apple Pro training series: Final Cut Pro 6, Peachpit Press

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SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD1331                                  MODULE TITLE: Documentary
CREDITS: 20                           FHEQ LEVEL: 4             JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None                  CO-REQUISITES: None COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:
This module will explore the theoretical and cultural context of documentary practice, in order to
inform practical exercises. The moral and ethical framework of the genre will be investigated
alongside a critical analysis of historical practitioners and their motivations.
.ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
          COURSEWORK
C1                               100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement:
MODULE AIMS:
    To encourage critical thinking and engage in the debate around the genre.
    To identify the formal techniques used in documentary image making.
    To encourage experimentation in approach to subjects.
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)At the end of the module the
learner will be expected to be able to:
   1. Demonstrate critical understanding of Documentary image making.
   2. Demonstrate understanding and application in a range of appropriate processes and
       techniques, which realise, develop or challenge existing practices and traditions.
   3. Demonstrate an understanding of the forms, techniques and aesthetic traditions used by
       practitioners within this genre and the constraints involved in the production process.
   4. Apply critical self-reflection with reference to professional issues and conventions.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                          FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                               SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                           Semester: 2
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SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                              NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 145

MODULE LEADER: Kelly Bryant                         OTHER MODULE STAFF:

Summary of Module Content
The module will make students aware of the theory, practice and aesthetic debates surrounding
documentary imagery before attempting their own. Modes of address and audience will also be
investigated, as will responsibilities, ethical and moral frameworks.
Students will undertake critical investigations of documentary practitioners then realise their
ideas and approaches in negotiated practical outcomes such as the production of a documentary
film or a portfolio of photographs exploring a social issue.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities                    Hours Comments/Additional Information
Scheduled Lectures / Seminars 60    5 Hours per week for 12 weeks
Guided Independent Study      140   Directed workshop / studio practice, subject
                                    specific research, assessment development
Total                         200
                                  Component

                                                             Component

                                                                         Include links
                                                                         Comments
                                                             weighting

                                                                         to learning
                                                                         objectives
 Category

                     Element

                                  Name

                    C1           Final Product including     80%         LO1, LO2, LO3
                                 Research and Planning
                                 Portfolio
Coursework
                                 Evaluation
                                                             20%         LO4
                                                             100%
Recommended Sources and Texts:
G.Badger (2006) Five Great Documentary Photographers Phaidon
Bernard S (2007) Documentary storytelling: Making stronger and more dramatic non-fiction films,
Focal Press Glynne A (2007) Documentaries: How to make them, Creative essentials
Grant, B (1998) Documenting the Documentary D.McCullen (2003) McCullen Phaidon
C.Jacobson (2004) Underexposed – Pictures of the C20 They didn’t want you to see Taschen
Kilborn & Izod (1997) An Introduction to T.V. Documentary
T.Weski (2006) Click, Double Click –The Documentary Factor Phaidon
Rabiger M (2004) Directing the documentary, Focal Press
Sherman S. (1998) Documenting Ourselves
Rosenthal A (2007) Writing, directing and producing documentary film and videos, Southern
Illinois University Press
Weegee (2000) Weegee’s New York Photographs - 1935-1960

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SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD1332                                MODULE TITLE: Narrative
CREDITS: 20                           FHEQ LEVEL: 4             JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None                  CO-REQUISITES: None             COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:
This module will explore the techniques and conventions of narrative development. The
application of these skills will then be used through both formal and creative approaches to
produce a script and its visual interpretation. Students will be introduced to industry practice in
script formatting and will produce practical responses to storytelling through the production of
scripts and the visual interpretation of these through still or moving image.
ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
        COURSEWORK                            PRACTICE
C1                    100%          P1                  100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement:
MODULE AIMS:
     To identify and investigate the narrative form in both still and moving image mediums
     To develop and write a script informed by industry conventions and expectations
     To explore and synthesise narrative through imagery.
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to
    1. Develop substantive and detailed knowledge and understanding of narrative theories,
       structures and conventions.
    2. Demonstrate competent application of a range of appropriate processes and techniques
       for creating a script.
    3. Produce work that demonstrates capability in media production technologies, systems,
       techniques and professional practice.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                          FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                               SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                           Semester: 2
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ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                                   NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 145

MODULE LEADER: Chris Matthews                         OTHER MODULE STAFF:

Summary of Module Content
The module will introduce and examine narrative theories and structures. Students will explore
and perfect tools for character development. Students will engage in short tasks and produce
scripts for one of their own ideas and attain the tools necessary to both record and transform
their ideas, creating the visuals to inform and interpret their scripts.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities               Hours Comments/Additional Information
Scheduled Lectures /     60    5 Hours per week for 12 weeks
Seminars
Guided Independent Study 140   Directed workshop / studio practice, subject specific
                               research, assessment development
Total                    200
                                      Component

                                                         Component

                                                                     Include links
                                                                     Comments
                                                         weighting

                                                                     to learning
                                                                     objectives
 Category

                         Element

                                      Name

                         C1  Project outcome 80%          LO2,3
            Coursework
                             including Script
      Practical       P1     Presentation     20%         LO1
Recommended Sources and Texts:
Dancyger, K. & Rush, J. (2013) Alternative Scriptwriting: Beyond the Hollywood Formula
Herman, D. et.al (2012) Narrative Theory: Core Concepts and Critical Debates (Theory
Interpretation Narrative). Ohio state press
Hughes, A (2003) Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography & Narrative
University of New Mexico Press
Lenos, M. & Ryan,M. (2012) An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in
Narrative Film. London, Bloomsbury Academic.
Livingstone, M (1984)Michals, D Photographs, Sequences, Texts, 1958-84
Modern Art Oxford
Short, M (2011)Basics Creative Photography 02: Context and Narrative, AVA Publishing
Wagstaff, S (2005) Jeff Wall: Photographs 1978-2004
Tate Publishing

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SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD1333              MODULE TITLE: Digital Applications
CREDITS: 20            FHEQ LEVEL: 4       JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None   CO-REQUISITES: None      COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:

This module is intended to offer students the opportunity to develop skills and explore creativity
in a variety of media manipulation and editing packages that are applicable to still and moving
imagery. Students will explore software that will allow them to enhance and refine their captured
work. Students will also be made aware of industry standards relating to issues of data storage,
file formats and transfer systems.

.ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
       COURSEWORK
C1                 100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement:
MODULE AIMS:
    To explore and utilise a range of media software appropriate for current industry practice

      To identify the techniques used in the digital manipulation of still and moving image

      To produce relevant digital media content

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:
    1. Demonstrate competences in the use of multimedia manipulation software.

   2. Understand the role of technology in media production, content manipulation, distribution,
      access and use.

   3. Refine media production work through an understanding of their own practice.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                       FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                            SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                        Semester: 1 & 2
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SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                                NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 145

MODULE LEADER: Ekow Essiful                           OTHER MODULE STAFF:

Summary of Module Content
The module allows students to present and promote their digital work in an interactive way – via
the internet, electronic portfolios or an interactive DVD. Students will be encouraged to combine
digital media to effect, using a range of software.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities                 Hours Comments/Additional Information
Schedule lectures/seminars 60    2 hours per week for 30 weeks
Guided independent study   140   Directed workshop/studio practice, subject specific
                                 research, assessment development
Total                      200
                         Component

                                      Component

                                                        Include links
                                                        Comments
                                      weighting

                                                        to learning
                                                        objectives
 Category

               Element

                         Name

Coursework C1            Visual       30 %              LO1
                         Notebook

                         Production   70%               LO2, LO3
                         Outcomes
                                     100%
Recommended Sources and Texts:
Layng J M (2003) Media Design: The Practice of Communication Technologies Prentice Hall
Campbell A (2004) The Digital Designer's Jargon Buster: The Ultimate Illustrated
Dictionary of Design, Print and Computer Terms Ilex Focal Press
Gordon B and Gordon M (editors) (2002) The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design Thames
& Hudson
Wells L (1998) Photography: A Critical Introduction Routledge
Lewandowski P, Zeischegg F (2003) A Practical Guide to Digital Design Ava Publishing
Zeegan L. (2005) Digital Illustration: A Masterclass in Creative Imagemaking RotoVision
Hughes, M. (2012) Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production.
London, Tap Electronics 2012
Evening, M. (2012) Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: A professional image editor's
guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC. London, Focal Press.
Adobe. (2012) Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book) USA,
Adobe.

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MODULE CODE: SOUD1334                       MODULE TITLE: Developing Research & Practice
CREDITS: 20                           FHEQ LEVEL:                JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None                  CO-REQUISITES: None COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:
This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and
transferable skill necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and
decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and
principles.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
       COURSEWORK
C1                   100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement:
MODULE AIMS:
 To enable students to develop a comprehensive portfolio of evidence that supports their
    career development and practice.
 To enable students to demonstrate an approach to their practice that is informed by up to
    date and relevant theoretical perspectives.
 To support students development as autonomous learners at HE level.
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:
    1. Indicate how relevant theoretical perspectives have informed and enhanced practice.
    2. Select examples from their practice to illustrate their understanding of the well-established
       principles of the area(s) of study in the programme.
    3. Demonstrate the acquisition of research related skills in the area(s) of study
    4. Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses, and areas requiring further development, as
       part of the continuing Personal Development Plan (PDP).
DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                           FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                                SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                            Semester: 1 & 2
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ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                            NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 135

MODULE LEADER: Anthony Weaver                 OTHER MODULE STAFF: Alex Small
Summary of Module Content
Through a series of tutorials, and specialist referral if necessary, learners will be introduced to
the requirements of professional practice; Informed reflection, self-evaluation and personal
action planning; relevant ICT competences to support academic and professional practice;
Information Literacy, including search strategies, identification and critical selection of quality,
scholarly information.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities               Hours Comments/Additional Information
Scheduled Lectures /     60    2 hours lectures and seminars as appropriate over 30
Seminars                       weeks
Guided Independent Study 140   Directed weekly reading, moodle based tasks and
                               assessment development and revision.

Total                                    200
                                   Component

                                                  Component

                                                                 Include links
                                                                 Comments
                                                  weighting

                                                                 to learning
                                                                 objectives
 Category

                       Element

                                   Name

                      C1           Initial Self   20%            LO4
                                   Reflection
Coursework
                            Personal          80%
                            Development                     LO1,2,3
                            Portfolio         =100%
Recommended Sources and Texts:
Baldwin, J. & Roberts, L. (2006) Visual Communication: From theory to practice. Worthing, AVA
(UK)
Burns,T & Sinfield,S (2003) Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University
Chambers, E & Nortedge,A (1997) The Arts Good Study Guide Milton Keynes, Open University
Coombes,H (2001) Research using IT Basingstoke, Palgrave
Cottrell,S (2003) The Study Skills Handbook Basingstoke, Palgrave McMillan
Dawson,C (2006) A Practical Guide to Research Methods: User Friendly manual For mastering
Research Techniques and Projects Oxford, How to books. Milton Keynes.
Hilsdon,J & Magne,P Learning Skills Study Guides University of Plymouth, www.plymouth.ac.uk
 Vanden Brink-Budgen,R (2000) Critical Thinking for Students: Learn The Skills of Critical
Assessment and Effective Argument. Milton Keynes, Open University Press.
Pears, P & Sheilds, G (2010) Cite Them Right; The Essential Referencing Guide, Basingstoke
Palgrave/Macmillan

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SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD1335                         MODULE TITLE: Visual Culture
CREDITS: 20                        FHEQ LEVEL: 4     JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None               CO-REQUISITES: None  COMPENSATABLE: Yes

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:
An introduction to the study of visual culture, developments and debates that inform the
production of film and photographic texts. A range of texts and media forms will be utilised in
order to illustrate theoretical areas such as style, representation, genre and audience. Student
will be encouraged to build upon their theoretical knowledge to underpin their practice.
ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
       COURSEWORK
C1                    100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A
MODULE AIMS:
    To allow students to engage critically and analytically with issues that affect current
      practice and design possibilities

      To enable students to inform their practice using research

      To encourage the integration of theory and practice

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)At the end of the module the
learner will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand a range of concepts, values, issues and debates that inform and influence
   creative practice
2. Synthesise, interpret and evaluate information from a number of sources
3. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the relationship of theory and practice that informs
   their own and others work.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                        FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                             SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                         Semester: 1& 2
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ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018/19                          NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 145
MODULE LEADER: Tony Weaver                      OTHER MODULE STAFF:
Summary of Module Content
A series of seminars and workshops will introduce and examine issues such as; Visual Culture;
Gender; Ethnicity and Globalisation; Technological History; Ecology; Pluralism and Post
Modernism; The Post Digital Age. These will help inform the students chosen areas of research
for the extended essay. The cultural context of creative practice and its forms will help students
focus on an individually researched and produced document. The subject of the students writing
will be negotiated to underpin their practical work wherever possible.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Activities                  Hours Comments/Additional Information
Scheduled Lectures/seminars 60    2 hours per week for 30 weeks
Scheduled related visits    10    1st term visit with related talks
Guided independent study    130   Directed weekly reading, Moodle based tasks, and
                                  assessment development/revision
Total                       200
                           Component

                                       Component

                                                      Include links
                                                      Comments
                                       weighting

                                                      to learning
                                                      objectives
 Category

                 Element

                           Name

Coursework       C1        Seminar     50%            LO1
                           Essay       50%            LO2 & 3
                                       100%

Recommended Texts and Sources:
APPIGANESI, R., GARRATT, C. (2003) Introducing Postmodernism. Cambridge, Icon Books Ltd.
BARTHES, R. (1973) Mythologies London, Granada
BENNETT, P. et al (2006) Film Studies: the essential resource. London, Routledge
BOLTER, J. & GRUSIN, D. (1999) Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MIT Press.
BORDWELL, D. & THOMPSON, K. (2001) Film Art: an Introduction. New York, McGraw Hill
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Updated by:                                 Date:    Approved by: Lynne Andrews
Anthony Weaver                              10/06/18 Date: 10/06/18

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PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD.

MODULE CODE: SOUD2279                         MODULE TITLE: Producing and Directing for
                                              Screen
CREDITS: 20                        FHEQ LEVEL: 5       JACS CODE: 28P3
PRE-REQUISITES: None               CO-REQUISITES: None   COMPENSATABLE: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR:
This module places the student in a central role for a moving image project where they will
engage with a complex, multi-layered communication process. Techniques involved in directing
and producing films will be investigated. The module will be a collaborative project with actors
and technical crew. The focus will be on the communication of the director's vision and
production of a film.
.ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT
        COURSEWORK
C1                    100%
SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Creative Media
MODULE AIMS:
   To organise, produce and direct a moving image project.
   To organise cast and crew members towards creative outcomes.
   To identify, practice and reflect on the role of the director and producer.
   To communicate effectively across disciplines.

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)At the end of the module the
learner will be expected to be able to:
   1. Organise and direct cast and crew members effectively during each stage of the production by
       drawing on planning, project management and leadership skills.
   2. Demonstrate application and capability in a range of appropriate techniques and professional
       practices during pre-production, production and post-production.
   3. Formulate creative ideas/approaches and refine them, based upon secure research strategies.
   4. Critically reflect in reference to the role of director and producer.

DATE OF APPROVAL: 29/04/2014                       FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:                            SCHOOL/PARTNER: South Devon College
22/09/2014
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:                        Semester: 1
XX/XX/XXXX

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