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Practical Workshop 1: Project Preparation FTV5048

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

During this course students will establish the necessary conceptual, theoretical, practical and technical skills for the production of their final film and new media art project. This course will prepare students to propose a creative project and prepare their 'film/programme' idea.


1 x 3 hour seminar per week

1 x 5 hours supervised time in studio

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses



Practical Workshop 2: Pilot Project



1. Oral presentation of project proposal (15%)

2. Written report (1500 words) (15%)

3. Portfolio (70%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Prepare students to develop a project proposal for their proposed film/tv/art project.

■ Develop students' ability to work meaningfully in a collaborative environment

■ Provide students with the practical and theoretical skills to explore and produce innovative and original film or media art projects

■ Provide a reflective critical context for the production of small-scale low budget moving image and media art projects.

■ Teach students creative based research skills through structured activities and input from academics, artists and industry professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Develop a well thought through pitch, based on input from workshops and outcomes from structured activities

■ Critically apply key skills necessary in the contemporary screen based field such as developing concepts, story board, or shooting script and exploring creative methods.

■ Provide necessary skills to apply practice and creative process as a research method relevant to the film and new media art field.

■ Conduct research into theoretical and practical research relevant to their proposed project and its related field.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.