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Professional Development in Screen Production (MCC201)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 4
Description In this unit students extend the practical, creative and craft skills developed in earlier screen production units by completing exercises in tutorials that are often designed and run by industry professionals. Each student will choose two 6-week modules from a range of screen production crew roles, such as, direction, producing, editing, cinematography, sound and others as initiated by the unit coordinator.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: none; workshops: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit focusses on improving students' practical skills in film-making, and as such it is important for students to attend the tutorial each week. The tutorial is the core of contact learning for this unit, and it is in this space that students are expected to be prepared to participate, question, and interact. Independent study is crucial in this unit, and students are expected to put in their own time honing practical techniques. Students should also explore their relevant crafts through self-learning, online and off-line, and bring what they have learned to the tutorial and to their assessments. It is imperative that students begin their assessments as early as possible, as lack of preparation and time when film-making often results in a poor result.
Assessment Though it varies between different modules, Students will generally produce one practical assessment (40%) for each of the two modules chosen. This will also often include a short written component (10%).
Prerequisites MCC226 Screen and Sound Production II (or MED226 Screen and Sound Production II or MED226 Screen Production II).
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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