Digital video production in education
October – December 2012
This course gives you an introduction to digital video production in education.
The course will give you key theoretical material from film study and suggest ways to make it accessible in Film, Media Studies and English at secondary schools.
It would also be useful for secondary as well as primary teachers and managers who want to learn more about using media technology creatively and ways of making key theoretical material from film study accessible to students of English, Media and Film students.
What level is it?
It’s Masters level and worth 30 credits or one sixth of the MA in Media, Culture and Communications at the London University, Institute of Education.
What does it cover?
The course covers the language and techniques of video production and editing using a range of digital editing software.
It will give you new skills in digital video production and the confidence to improve the way you teach it. You will also understand more about the context of digital video and its underpinning theory.
How long is the course?
The course runs from October to December 2012 with the final coursework assignment to be submitted at the beginning of March.
There is a one-day workshop at the beginning of the course on 4 October and a two-day workshop on 6-7 December at the end of course. All workshops run from 10am-4pm and are held in London at BFI Southbank (Waterloo).
What is distance learning?
Distance learning is a mode of delivery which is particularly appropriate to personal development offering the students the advantage of not having to give up work. It’s a mixture of face-to-face teaching and a virtual learning environment (VLE) which enables students to access course materials (articles, activities and exercises, podcasts, video, lectures or presentations in PowerPoint), as well as to have online group discussions, share video work and get feedback from your tutor.
How is the course structured and assessed?
Course assessment is by practical editing assignments and a piece of reflective writing. You’ll attend face-to-face workshops and get individual support from your tutor.
Who tutors the course?
Staff from the Institute of Education, University of London and the British Film Institute.
What materials does the course include?
You’ll get an on-line course book with activities, commentaries and course reading extracts, and you’ll be able share video and written work on the VLE.
What can I do when I finish the course?
The course will give you a good grounding in digital video production and how to use it at your school or institution. The modules are part of the London University, Institute of Education MA in Media, Culture and Communication and you can go on to take other distance learning modules as part of the MA, or use it as evidence of Accredited Prior Learning for other film-related MA courses.
How to apply
You can apply using the UKPASS website.
The course fee is £908 for UK and EU students.