COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Senior Project II - Film
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSF 498
Spring
2
4
4
11
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims the students to clarify their future career plans upon their graduation and produce projects that will form a graduation portfolio to this end. Students will shape their projects around their academic and professional interests.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students who are intending to work in the film and TV sector will prepare a portfolio to submit during their job applications.
  • Students who are planning for an academic career will consolidate their research interests through their written work.
  • Students will clarify their minds about the future career work they will engage in after graduation.
  • Students will further their project making and presenting skills.
  • Students will undertake complete responsibility of a project from idea development to presentation.
Course Content Projects will be grouped in four main areas; namely fiction film, documentary, scriptwriting and research. Teamwork will be encouraged and equal share of workload will be strictly monitored. Each student is expected to prepare a major project (Project A) and to participate to another project (Project B). Students will get constant feedback for their work in one by one weekly meetings. According to the specifities of the area they have chosen, they might be recommended to take elective courses both inside and outside the faculty curricula and to participate in sitin lectures. Upon completion of their projects students are expected to present their work. Presentations will be open to faculty members, students and professionals.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Scriptwriting I
3 Scriptwriting II Individual meetings
4 Presentations and pitching Individual meetings
5 Visual composition + Acting I Individual meetings
6 Light and colour + Acting II Individual meetings
7 Sound and music + Acting III Individual meetings
8 Presentations: Work in progress Individual meetings
9 Production design Individual meetings
10 Production management Individual meetings
11 First screening Individual meetings
12 Revisions Individual meetings
13 Promotion and distribution
14 Press kit, DVD, poster, infosheet, project materials
15 Evaluation and submissions
16 Public screening
Course Textbooks Students will get feedback on their weekly progress reports. Instructors may require the students to look for additional sources and submit reponse papers.
References Dmytryk, Edward - On Film Editing: An Introduction to the Art of Film Construction, Dmytryk, Edward - On Screen Directing. Dmytryk, Edward - On Filmmaking. Dmytryk, Edward - On Screen Acting. Zettl, Herbert - Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
20
Project
2
50
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
6
96
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
8
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
15
Project
2
71
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
268

 

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. X
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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