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Module Code: COM122
Module Title: Introduction to Directing
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to:

Enable students to understand the process from script to screen and use a range of techniques to realize a short directed sequence

Enable students to demonstrate the ability to work with actors and communicate with a film crew whilst filming a short visual sequence

Enable students to demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their decision making and place it within a historical context

Learning outcomes 
A Understand the role of the director in the production process and within the realization of a given scene/project

B Demonstrate the practical skills of directing within the context of a short narrative sequence

C Demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a project based activity

D Inform practice by placing it in an historical and conceptual framework
Method of teaching and learning 
Laboratory and tutorial time has been replaced by seminar sessions, which are conducted on-line.
Typically, the syllabus for this module will cover:

Screenings of directors’ work.

How a director prepares for a shoot

Researching and referencing other directors and films

The director’s understanding of a film’s aesthetic

A director’s recce

Director’s script break-down and storyboard

Working with actors – pre-production and on set

Working with technical crew– pre-production and on set

Continuity and the 180 degree rule on set

The director in a post-production context
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  26    18    18  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Practical Exercise 60.00
2 Essay 40.00

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