Canterbury Christ Church University Film Radio and Television Module information

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Canterbury Christ Church University Film Radio and Television Module information:

Canterbury Christ Church University Film Radio and Television Module information , While your first year will revolve around core modules, that introduce you to the three traditional media and theoretical approaches to them, years two and three are shaped by your optional modules and offer a choice of practical and theoretical modules that allow you to specialise but also develop new and complementary skills and interests.

Core modules

Year 1

Critical Approaches to Film, Radio and Television Studies

This module aims to introduce you to a number of critical/theoretical approaches to film, radio and television; it aims to give some sense of the historical discourses surrounding these media, while also applying critical/theoretical approaches to contemporary developments; lastly, though implicit rather than explicit, it aims to provide a basic critical/theoretical context for your practical work.

Canterbury Christ Church University Film Radio and Television Module information , Introduction To Radio and Television Production (combined honours only)

This module aims to introduce you to the safe and effective use of radio and television equipment and techniques relating to their use. It aims to provide opportunities for you to develop organisational, creative and technical skills within the context of radio and television production. Additionally it aims to provide opportunities to develop team skills within radio and television production and to integrate initial theoretical concepts within practical productions.

Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Moving Image Production (combined honours only)

The module aims to establish productive links between film and television theory and creative practice, enabling you to situate your own moving image practice within a theoretical context, and also encouraging you to explore theoretical concerns through practical work. The module seeks to introduce you to a number of critical/theoretical approaches to the study of film and television, and to provide opportunities to develop creative skills in moving image production.

Readings Meanings and Texts (single honours only)

The aim of the module is to establish the specific skills required to interpret texts in relation to broader cultural and industrial contexts across the three media of film, radio and television. The module introduces, develops and applies analytical skills appropriate for each medium. The module focuses on developing the appropriate language required to enable you to confidently analyse texts and provides a foundation for close textual analysis which will inform their work throughout the degree. This module also provides a theoretical context for your practical studies.

Animating The Imagination (single honours only)

A theoretical module which aims to introduce you to the fundamental elements of the creative potential, influence and significance of animation and film within twentieth century culture and to highlight their contemporary relevance. The module aims to provide an overview of the emergence of film and animation in relation to some of the key debates, influences and movements which shaped them – enabling you to make connections between early and contemporary animation and film.

Introduction to Television Production (single honours only)

This module aims to introduce you to the safe and effective use of television and location video equipment and techniques relating to their use. In addition, the module aims to provide opportunities for you to develop organisational, creative, technical and team skills and to integrate initial theoretical concepts within practical productions.

Introduction to Film Production (single honours only

To introduce you to the safe and effective use of 16mm film production equipment and techniques relating to their use and to provide opportunities to develop organisational, creative and technical skills within the context of 16mm film production. Additionally, the module will provide opportunities to develop team skills and to integrate theoretical concepts within practical production. You will be expected to develop an awareness of the technical and vocational demands that are specific to their production roles. Through linked research extending to the production of a short 16mm film project, students are afforded opportunities to develop a range of organisational, creative and technical skills, including: time management, interpersonal and group communication skills, and problem solving strategies.

Introduction to Radio Production (single honours only)

This module aims to introduce you to the safe and effective use of radio. It aims to provide opportunities for you to develop organisational, creative and technical skills within the context of radio and television production. Additionally it aims to provide opportunities to develop team skills within radio production and to integrate initial theoretical concepts within practical productions.

Year 2

Creative Practice – Television (single honours only)

This module aims to build upon the production skills and learning, developed at year one by extending the range of facilities and specialist equipment available to year two students. The nature and length of practical assignments has also been extended; to allow you the opportunity to develop and refine technical skills within their chosen medium of TV production and to develop skills within specialist production roles where appropriate. Finally, this module will continue to combine and integrate practical and theoretical concepts, by making connections with intellectual discourse explored within year two theory modules.

Creative Practice – Film (single honours only)

This module aims to build upon the production skills and learning of year one, by extending the range of facilities and equipment available to students and through developing links with level two theory modules. Practical tuition will provide the opportunity for students to produce their coursework in a variety of formats. Where possible, you will be given the choice to work in more than one medium.

Creative Practice – Radio (single honours only)

The module aims to build on the production skills and learning of Year One in part by extending the range of facilities and equipment available to you. The module aims to combine and integrate practical and theoretical considerations by making connections with the work undertaken in year two theory modules.

Year 3

Specialised Study by Practical Project – Film/Television/Radio (single honours only)

The module aims to develop further the technical and creative skills learned in year two, and apply them to the production of practical projects in film, radio, video or animation. The module also aims to present you with opportunities to critically integrate theory with practical production work. Through the projects, ideas of self-responsibility, organisation and problem solving skills will be developed.

Likely optional modules

This is an illustrative sample of some of the options we offer. Please note that not all optional modules will run each year.

Year 2

Animation Practice

This module aims to introduce students to model and drawn animation techniques and equipment.

American Independent Cinema

The module aims to develop a conceptual and critical knowledge and understanding of American Independent cinema since the end of the 1950s to its current position in relation to mainstream Hollywood cinema. To examine the work of specific filmmakers who might be regarded as pioneers of the independent cinema aesthetic, including, John Cassavetes, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, John Sayles, Spike Lee, and to reflect critically on what might constitute that aesthetic and explore the oppositional, transgressive, auteurist, aesthetic of Independent cinema and its symbiotic relationship with the mainstream.