"A film is - or should be - more like music than fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." Stanley Kubrick
This 12 month course is the second stage of the Digital Film Making program and offers the student the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized 'Bachelor of Arts' award. Entry requires the student to have successfully completed the 1st Stage of the Digital Film Making course.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) can be described as a Research Degree. All Bachelor of Arts (Honours) courses share common lectures within given modules (approximately 40%), which are covered equally in all areas of study (Audio, Film, and Web).
The 2nd stage proceeds on the knowledge, practical skills and competences gained during the 1st stage.
This module begins with an evolutionary analysis of the social, political, technological and economic changes which have helped shape entertainment and the entertainment industry over time, focusing on the roles of and interaction between artist, Producer and marketing forces leading up to the 21st Century. The module will also cover today’s structure and operation of the film, gaming, and Internet industries. Contemporary issues are explored in ways to encourage students to take an active part in professional dialogue. Students will be required to prepare a proposal for their research project in the form of a ‘learning Agreement’.
This Module focuses on professional development and awareness. Students will be introduced to generic professional skills ranging from presentation skills and project planning to management, marketing, and law to be able to operate independently within the ‘infotainment’ industry.
Additionally, specific applications and needs of selected fields within the industry will be examined and students will be required to undertake an internship, as a means of application of previously acquired knowledge.
This section of the course allows students to undertake an approved research project. The thesis is designed to show a student’s ability to initiate, implement and evaluate a substantial creative/technical project as a result of cognitive abilities put into effect within a limited time frame. Mentoring and support will be provided by qualified SAE staff to assist the students, who will have to submit their final thesis on the last day of class and defend it in front of a panel of assessors.
This course is ideal for candidates wishing to expand their knowledge within the wider field of the film industry. Individuals with previous industry experience wishing to expand their employment opportunities and formalise their years of experience.
Candidates wishing to pursue academic/ research-based careers and attain postgraduate qualifications to doctorate level.