Multi-Media Production

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Multi-Media Production

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory level media and cultural studies.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module aims to acquaint students with the practices associated with contemporary
    Digital Media Production. Students will be presented with 2 options: Media Production or
    Project Management and will be expected to engage in a small group project to select
    and experiment with digital form and content.

    The primary deliverable will be to create a Multi-Media website and to populate this site
    with a variety of media: short videos, infographics, advertising, interactive displays or
    artistic expressions.

    By analysing and formulating criticisms of current digital media products- for the web,
    mobile phones, DVD?s, title sequences for films, CD-ROM content, games- the students
    will understand the context and relationship that needs to exist for each type of
    ?content?.

    They will learn the different techniques by which digital imagery can be incorporated into
    websites, on CD?s, exhibitions, live performance productions, journalism and new
    emerging technologies. There will be an exploration of the roles of the creative director,
    the production manager, and of course the audience.

    Practical projects by the students will appreciate the issues of how media and society are
    integrally connected to the technical aspects of digital media design and production.

    Summary of autumn semester content:
    ? Photoshop
    ? Hello World, web design
    ? Design: Html and CSS
    ? Video editing and recording/editing Sound on Booths
    ? Uploading, servers
    ? FileZilla ? The free FTP solution

    Summary of spring semester content:
    ? The Producer/Project Manager Role
    ? Brand Strategy: websites
    ? Google Adwords and SEO
    ? Wordpress.org and wordpress.com sites
    ? Understanding categories of documentary: expository /voice of god; point of
    view; docu-soaps; the Broomfield approach, non-linearity and the impact of
    sound
    ? Storyboarding and editing for documentary

    Teaching:
    First 6 weeks: Lectures and demonstrations
    Followed by: Seminars and workshops

    Assessment:
    STUDY OPTION 1:
    ? Product Research Blog (50%)
    ? Multimedia Project (40%)
    ? Peer Assessment (10%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: individual website and blog.

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

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