COMMS100-21B (HAM)

Fundamental Skills for Media and Creative Industries

15 Points

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School of Arts

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Paper Description

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This paper addresses some of the fundamental skills necessary to work in Media and Creative Industries. As such it is split into two halves. The first half of the trimester concentrates on the arts, and creating content, while the second half has a more technical focus. The paper assessments are cumulative, drawing together the technical and creative aspects studied.

We advise students to attend all classes, as much of the content cannot be captured through video. In the first 6 weeks there will be some practical exercises both in lecture and tutorial settings, so wear lose, comfortable clothing. Because of the nature of interactive classes (privacy issues) they cannot be captured on video, so the only way to experience them is by turning up.

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Paper Structure

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The paper consists of one lecture per week and one tutorial per week. There are three tutorial streams, and you will be assigned one of these.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • translate creative ideas into a working project within a digital authoring and editing sofware environment
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  • Navigate and access digital tools with confidence to achieve effective digital outputs
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  • apply the codes and conventions associated with communication design, audio-visual content and, music and sound communication;
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  • create content to convey visually, sonically and via interactivity.
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  • export, upload and disseminate digital media with the appropriate settings.
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Assessment

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Assessment tasks are cumulative, so each task builds on the task before. This means students need to complete one task to move onto the next.

There will also be formative tasks, designed to support learning.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Curating identity
30 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Creative Plan
20 Aug 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Pre-production
10 Sep 2021
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Production
8 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Reflection
15 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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A reading list will be available on Moodle
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Recommended Readings

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A reading list will be available on Moodle
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Online Support

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This paper relies on Moodle for all the communication with the students. All the teaching resources will be available via Moodle. All the students submissions will be managed online via Moodle.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper, so students might reasonably expect to spend 150 hours in total on this. Please be aware there will be group work, which requires interpersonal negotiation.
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