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Module Code: COM120
Module Title: Fiction Theory and Practice
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to: build on the students’ practical skills and knowledge of production established during semester one and aims to develop their critical understanding of fiction film production as well as offering the opportunity to author a short fiction film.
Learning outcomes 
A Analyse the development of fiction forms and functions.

B Demonstrate a critical and reflective appreciation of creating meanings within fiction in relation to a short narrative project.

C Develop their knowledge of research and production techniques in relation to fiction production work.

D Understand the nature of pre-production, production, and post-production work in relation to the production of a narrative short.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (lectures and group work).
The lectures will introduce students to the history, form and function of screen fiction as it has developed in both film and television and aims to develop their critical understanding of fiction production.

The group work will develop production skills such as planning, organisation, and production management.

Students will work in small groups to develop their ideas and take a project through to the point of production of their own narrative short film.
The syllabus will normally include:

Analysis of scripts from a production point of view;

Case studies of fiction projects;

Understanding narrative in fiction;

Producing and directing fiction;

Working with actors;

Camera, sound and lighting for fiction projects;

Fiction post production;

Independent distribution of short fiction projects

NB During the second half of the semester, students will not be expected to attend all weekly timetabled sessions. Students will undertake directed study during this period, using the time to develop and produce their final production project.

Lecturers will provide support in the workshop sessions or by appointment.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26  14      84  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Pitch/ Treatment 30.00
2 Group Project Work 70.00

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