Approaches to Directing
The aim of this unit is to equip students with the skills required for directing contemporary drama and documentary productions. Students undertake 3 short productions. This provides the opportunity to learn effective planning and preparation in finding and developing ideas, filming subjects and locations and working with a crew. Students learn how to develop directorial flair and style and oversee the post production process to see their vision realised in a successful end product.
This unit establishes a social, cultural and intellectual context for production work on the course. In combination with the other practical and professional provision provided, it offers a strong critical foundation for the effective realisation of production work. Teaching enables students to engage collectively with narrative theory in a critical and analytical forum.
The Director´s Voice
In this unit students collaborate with producer, editor and cinematographer students to direct two short films, in order to develop their authorial ‘voice’ and distinctive style as directors. Students have the opportunity to reflect critically on their skills as creative interpreters of scripts and experience the demands of leading a team to deliver a high quality production on schedule and on budget.
The media industry is constantly changing! This unit aims to ensure students graduate with a set of skills to enable them to prosper and succeed in the industry. Students study the current debates and trends in the industry in relation to cross-platform commissioning and production. Students will make productions which will engage with real audiences on the web and other media platforms, often with real-world clients and brands, to demonstrate their directing skills.