Introduction to Screen Practice - 2018

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Unit summary

SCA110

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Script (25%) , Assignment 2 - Soundscape (15%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

Introduction to a variety of film and television genres, and to the various roles in the production of a film or television program. Students will create a short documentary and script, and a short narrative video. Workshops allow students to gain basic technical competencies with the equipment used in film and television production such as cameras, lights, nonlinear editing equipment and microphones. Students learn to develop creative storytelling techniques and to effectively communicate in a team environment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. integrate and apply a variety of interrelated skills involved in the pre-production, production and post-production of a short video
  2. apply program development theories and techniques including planning and scripting to create a short narrative film
  3. apply collaborative skills in a variety of video production contexts
  4. identify key aspects of production theory.
  • Assignment 1 — Script (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Soundscape (15%)
  • Project — Drama project (40%)
  • Test (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Personal video camera, smartphone with video or equivalent
  • Other special requirement — Access to video editing software

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Visual language
2Sound
3Script-writing
4Continuity shooting
5Industry Health and Safety
6Visualising and Directing
7Production Management
8Lighting
9Visual language 2
10Editing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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