You’ll begin by taking part in a series of interdisciplinary workshops and seminars based around ideas generation, creative practice, and development. This week will help students develop their understanding of creativity and different sources of inspiration via different approaches, concepts, and mediums.
History of Film: Industry and Technology
You’ll look at the development of film within Europe and Hollywood to consider the creation of new filmic technologies, national film industries and their transnational connections. Key film movements such as German Expressionism and the French New Wave will be covered, together with some global examples.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The unit provides an opportunity for you to explore what is meant by equality, diversity, and inclusion and the implications of these concepts for creative practice. It will equip students to understand how our social identities (such as gender, race/ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, and religion) contribute to the inclusion and/or exclusion of individuals in creative spaces.
You’ll be introduced to a range of fundamental concepts essential to the understanding of television studies. It will connect television to the history of film, considering some of the central similarities and differences between these mediums.
This week will help you develop your understanding and appreciation for fast-paced idea generation while working within a team. You’ll work to create an idea, develop your concept, and produce a short film in 24 hours.
Through a range of theories, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of moving image. You will read the work of foundational thinkers and consider the times and places from which they emerge, beginning to consider how certain theories respond to one another and intertwine.
Moving Image Analysis
This unit enables you to consider and understand moving images in terms of style and form, providing insight into both visual qualities and sound. You’ll also learn how narrative and character are constructed on screen, combining an understanding of how stories are created and presented through moving image.
Storytelling and Representation
You’ll develop a concept for a short film, applying your understanding of film theory, form and style. The emphasis will be on pitching a visual story exploring character with the aim of realising your ideas through a short script or film. The creative brief for this unit will also focus on issues of representation as introduced within the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity and Screen Theory units.
ATOM activities are tiny pieces of individual learning that facilitate interdisciplinary exposure across the university. Collectively they form a small fraction of your curriculum that is determined through your own personal choice and interest.
PLE Digital Outcome
In this unit you will collate a digital record, reflecting on your learning journey through the first year of your degree. You will be identifying key points and developments within all units undertaken. We are interested in seeing a detailed account of your academic, technical and creative progress and development.