CDM 497 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Senior Project I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CDM 497
Fall
2
4
4
10

Prerequisites
  CDM 302 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Senior Project is designed as a two-semester course where students will take complete responsibility of an individual creative project from scratch to post-production. Senior Project I focuses on idea development and pre-production, as the first part of this project period. Students will shape their projects around their intellectual, creative and professional interests.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Undertake complete responsibility of a project from idea development to presentation.
  • Define the main pre-production phases of an audio-visual project.
  • Document the development of a creative idea in professional formats.
  • Conduct research on an ongoing film or digital media project.
  • Identify their future career goals.
Course Content In this course students focus on the idea development and pre-production phases of their graduation project (Production and post-production parts will be completed in Senior Project II). The course method includes in class/online group and individual meetings. Individual meetings will be conducted by appointment. The course may also include lectures and/or workshops on specific themes based on potentials needs of the students. During the term, students will submit the following assignments that will represent different phases of their developing projects: Project idea (15%, 1st mid-term), project proposal (15%, 2nd mid-term), research folder (20%, assignment), project folder (25%, project). Students are obliged to successfully complete each of these requirements for continuing with the next phases.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and group meeting
2 Finding a creative idea, group and individual meeting Submission: Project idea
3 Idea development, individual meeting
4 Research, individual meeting Submission: Project proposal
5 Research, individual meeting
6 Treatment development, individual meeting
7 Treatment development, group meeting Submission: Research folder
8 Screenwriting, individual meeting
9 Screenwriting, individual meeting
10 Budgeting, individual meeting
11 Audition, individual meeting
12 Scouting, individual meeting Submission: Project folder
13 Screenplay breakdown, group and individual meeting
14 Pitching presentation
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
30
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
40
Presentation / Jury
1
12
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
35
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
300

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media. X
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media. X
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives. X
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas. X
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory. X
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic. X
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team. X
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, 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). X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest