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Module Code: COM113
Module Title: Visual Thinking
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module introduces students to concepts, knowledge, and practical skills pertaining to the grammar of visual storytelling. Using stills photography the module examines how pictures convey meaning, and how the components of still image practices operate in the creation and combination of story and visualisation. Digital Photography techniques will be examined and the components of framing, composition, colour, space and depth explored both through practical workshops and written analysis. Students will engage in the creation of practical project work which will require them to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding covered in the module.
Learning outcomes 
A understand the principles of visual composition and framing.

B create a visual narrative practical project

C analyse an example of visual narrative work

D demonstrate competence in camera language

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and practical workshops
The syllabus will typically cover:

Camera controls and operation

image framing and composition;

colour, movement, rhythm;

story and visual structure;

creation of simple narrative structures;

image post production (using Photoshop and other visual editing software) to create, explore and examine visual image creation

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13      39    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 30.00
2 Practical Project 70.00

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