COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Project Development and Production
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 480
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The students will develop a project from scratch. During the designing and implementation stages of the project, the students will be urged to ask creative questions, and they will be encouraged to move along with the guidance of these questions. And the course aims to improve the students’ skills in fields such as preparing a project file, creating content, planning, building relationships and fund-raising. Also to improve the ability to concentrate on a certain subject and handling all the stages of this subject, following a specific theme within the rules of a discipline. Besides concentrating on a specific subject, the course aims to presenting the methods and benefits of interdisciplinary work.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Preparing a complete project file
  • Comprehension of asking questions and improving the skill in asking questions
  • Analyzing the social benefits of the selected subject, going deeply into the attempt to understand the society
  • Improving the skill in getting inspiration
  • Planning the preliminary phase of the project
Course Content The students will divide into four groups and prepare a magazine, a documentary film, an exhibition and a short film project. Besides working in groups, the student will share their experience and contribute to the development of all the other projects by asking questions. During the course a producer, an archivist/collector and a curator will be invited to the class. The students will not only limit themselves to the project they run, but they will also act as advisors for the development of the other projects. ACADEMIC CAUTION Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility. Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words. A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Syllabus. The students’ views and wishes on the syllabus.
2 Dividing into four groups. Selecting four subjects related to each other and discussion on the content of the projects.
3 Each group will share their project drafts and a general discussion on the drafts will be held.
4 Budget preparation.
5 Collecting material for the project. What is the meaning of our project in the region we live in and in the world? What are the resources for our project? The story of an archivist/collector: Guest
6 Where’s the muse? Diversifying and classifying the resources when developing a project.
7 Contacting appropriate people and organizations to develop the project. The management of relations with the third parties.
8 The story of a producer: Guest
9 The story of a curator: Guest
10 Workshop
11 Workshop
12 Presentation of the magazine project
13 Presentation of the short film project
14 Presentation of the documentary film project
15 Presentation of the exhibition project
16 General evaluation of the term
Course Textbooks Eve Light Honthaner, The Complete Film Production Handbook, USA: 2010. Jason J Tomaric The Power Filmmaking Kit, Focal Press USA 2008.
References Robert Latham Brown, Planning the LowBudget Film, Chalk Hill Books, 2006. Barry Hampe, Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries, Holt Paperbacks, 2007 Tools and Utilities for Filmmakers – Dependent Film Website http://dependentfilms.net/files.html

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
25
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
5
25
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
9
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
0
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
26
Seminar / Workshop
5
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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