FT3SWP-Screen Industry Working Practices

Module Provider: Film, Theatre and TV
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn and Spring (Double presentation)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr David Pearson

Email: d.c.pearson@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module prepares students for the realities of working in the screen industries through an understanding of what is expected of practitioners entering the industry on leaving university. It asks students to reflect on a range of professional experiences, enabling focused study to prepare for working in particular parts of the professional industry.

To prepare students for the realities of working in the industry, equipping them with skills and materials to navigate pathways into relevant careers on leaving university. The module reflects on production skills, supporting the development of the practical project in FT3APP and preparing students for future careers.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:

•Identify a working role and a pathway to entering the industry
•Devise a career plan for the next five years based on research and work experience
•Create professional materials to aid their job-seeking
•Evaluate their own performance from work experience in the industry and identify ways to improve it
•Understand the commercial and creative imperatives of a particular production area OR project work in the industry.

Additional outcomes:
This module will help students support work in their final practical project and help them market and get their final year work seen, which will aid their search for employment in the industry.

Outline content:
The module will comprise of a series of taught sessions, some based on case studies, such as: how to plan a career path; producing a set of career-seeking materials (including a 5 year plan); how to plan and manage a shoot; marketing and distributing your film; studying industry growth areas; working as a one person freelance creative; self operating as a shooting director.

Students will carry out a series of tasks to develop their career planning and industry understanding, and will be assessed via a portfolio which presents their research on the module.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching is by seminar and workshop.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10
Practicals classes and workshops 8
Supervised time in studio/workshop 20
Work-based learning 20
Guided independent study 142
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Portfolio 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of coursework. The practical element of assessment may be replaced by a different mode of assessment.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 27 July 2017

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