Course Brief

In this module you will produce a major piece of media work the genre of your choice from the selection available, on an appropriate platform. The concept will be agreed by you, your supervisor and module leader then you will develop and produce your idea. You will work in a group (Max of 6) to develop work that incorporates one or more of the following: Television; Film; Web based media. You will be required to sign a ‘project contract’ outlining your concept and roles that you would like to be assessed on. This contract will be written in conjunction with your supervisor at the start of the project and will form the basis of how you are assessed. The work you create may be fictional, factual or a blend of the two and you must produce a 30-60 second trailer for your project.


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Upon successful completion of this module, you will have demonstrated: Knowledge Ability to produce a pitch/concept document, conveying your idea clearly, with evidential support and research. Skills: Industry standard skills in your chosen specialist genre and/or medium and aim to deliver a completed professional project. Understanding of production techniques, such as planning, research, production management, teamwork, post-production and individual critical evaluation.

In the first instance, in your groups, students will present up to 3 initial proposals to a panel, you will have 10 minutes to explain these concepts verbally. We suggest you explain 1 main idea, but have 1 or 2 ideas as backups. Then panel will advise which one you should concentrate on. This will form the basis of a definitive brief to be agreed by your supervisor. It is anticipated that some of the projects undertaken in this module may have a ‘live’ connection with industry, perhaps working on-site and possibly providing a foothold for future employment. The progress of group assignments will be carefully monitored, both by regular tutorials throughout the module and by interim group evaluations at times specified in the module guide. Student will engage with industry and make connections that will enhance their prospects of gaining employment after this module.

  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications (Top-Up)

    The SBCS Centre for Media, Communication & Design in collaboration with the University of Sunderland is pleased to offer you a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mass Communications. Be part of our first intake scheduled to start in January 2019. This final year of an undergraduate degree (Top-Up programme) can be earned in eighteen months.

    With this programme, students will gain understanding of new media, cultural theory and popular culture, and acquire new skills in media studies.

    On the practical side, modules such as Moving Camera II & Advanced Digital Post Production will focus on developing students’ video production skills.