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Practical Film Skills (SCR312)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The focus of this unit is to extend the practical and creative film-making skills introduced in earlier Screen Production units by completing focussed and advanced exercises in craft-specific workshops. These workshops are often designed and run by industry professionals, and students will choose from a range of Screen Production roles, such as Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Writing & Development, and others as initiated by the Unit Coordinator. This unit is designed as a precursor to the capstone unit: Advanced Screen Production.
Unit Learning Outcomes The learning outcomes of this unit are dependent upon the module a student chooses to undertake. As a general guide, though, the unit learning outcomes for SCR312 are the ability to demonstrate:
- ULO1: A coherent understanding of the technicalities of the chosen module
- ULO2: A competency in the practices related to the chosen module
- ULO3: A thorough understanding of any theory related to the chosen module
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 1 x 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit consists of a number of 5-week creative modules of which students select two. Each teaching workshop is 2.5 hours of practical and theoretical learning, and is taken by practitioners with industry experience. Some content will also be online, as determined by the module. Assessments are designed to test and improve students' area of expertise in their chosen crafts.
Assessment As the unit is modular, the assessments vary depending on which module students take. Generally speaking, the modules have 3 major assessment tasks which are creative or production based.
Prerequisites MCC226 Screen Production 2 or SCR201 Screen Production 2 or SCR304 Documentary Production
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC201 Professional Development in Screen Production or SCR312 Professional Development may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: 'Professional Craft Development'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr John McMullan

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2576
e: J.McMullan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.062 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr John McMullan

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2576
e: J.McMullan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.062 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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