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
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final 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
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
35
Final Exam
    Total
300

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

X
2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

X
3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

X
4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

X
5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

X
6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

X
7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

X
8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

X
9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

X
10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

X
13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

X

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