In the first semester, teaching and learning activity is designed to introduce the key principles of media practice within the context of the historical and current digital media environment. We will explore the history of media production so you can gain a deeper understanding of how contemporary practice has evolved over time.
Taking inspiration from this early direct cinema, you can be tasked with using high quality DSLR cameras and digital audio recorders to really see and convey the world in your own direct style, building a relationship with a person to build up a short film that takes a more personal approach to filmmaking.
As the course progresses, your evaluative skills and competencies should be extended further. We will address the specific needs and issues of modern day media production, consumption and dissemination, such as work for online, broadcast, cinemas and art galleries. We start at ground zero and explore concepts such as the Kino Eye, Ethno sensory filmmaking, digital curating and developing experiments in all these areas.
We will encourage you to redefine the role of the media producer, researcher, critic, storyteller, collaborative narrative constructor. Throughout the course, we will emphasise the role media producers play in shaping our social and political engagement with the wider world, examining some of the aspects of our daily lives that can provide new creative content. The emphasis of the course is on risk taking and experimentation as a way of exploring new approaches to imagination.
In the final stage of your course, you will have the chance to research, develop and produce a substantial body of work in your final project, suitable for external exhibition and distribution.