B.A (Hons) Film Production
CONTEXT AND OBJECTVES
The B.A. (Hons) Film Production programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of film theory and craft needed to qualify for entry to mid-level, industry positions such as independent filmmakers, production assistants, editors, sound designers, assistant directors, unit production managers, art directors, video editors, lighting technicians, director’s assistants, dialogue editors, and a variety of other positions in the film and video industry. This programme will also help develop team building skills necessary for the film industry. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills that contribute to life learning and provide tools that will help sustain a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industry.
Competencies and Career Opportunities
The course aims to induce the following competencies in students following the course:
- To master principles of effective storytelling techniques that underlie modern film and video creation;
- To inculcate and develop analytical skills pertaining to the analysis and understanding of different film and television genres;
- To demonstrate effective skills in using appropriate tools in creating digital media assets in film and television production;
- To apply critical and creative thinking in analysing the key threshold concepts of representation, culture and identity as expressed through media;
- To analyse key theoretical approaches to film and media audiences and institutions;
- To develop an understanding of the properties of sound and its importance in film production
- To communicate effectively, work in multidisciplinary teams with observance of professional ethics;
- To analyse effectively the changes in the ways that people, the potential audience, consume information and entertainment.
- To recognise and commit to the importance of continued self-improvement and the ability to engage in lifelong learning; and
- To recognise one's own "voice" in content creation and how that "voice" can be made more effective.
On completion of the programme, students will be able to:
- Communicate ideas and arguments meaningfully in writing, visually and orally;
- Identify, interpret and analyse the cultural contexts of film and television and Critically evaluate arguments and apply them to their own practice, and the practice of others;
- Use production and post-production technology and techniques through their ability to produce competent project work and Produce project work to high technical and aesthetic standards and synthesise the underlying theoretical principles of film and television and apply through practical production work;
- Produce critically informed representations within their practical work and Critically evaluate the social, political, and cultural conditions of film and television production;
- Apply broadcast compliance requirements in television production work in regards to audio recording and mastering;
- Make informed judgments in the context of rapidly developing and converging media industries and storytelling.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
A blended approach will be used in teaching students:
- Formal Lectures;
- Group Discussions/work;
- Online Tutorials and student engagement; and
- Online course delivery.
- General Requirements
In accordance with University of Mauritius General Entry Requirements for admission for undergraduate degrees.
- Programme (Specific) Requirements
There are no specific programme requirements for entry onto the course.
MINIMUM LCCS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE AWARD
For each Academic Year: As per University Regulations.
For Degree Award: 192 LCCS credits
- Year 1: 66 LCCS Credits
- Year 2: 72 LCCS Credits
- Year 3: 54 LCCS Credits