Module Title:Film and Television Design Contexts
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures /seminar/Blended and E-Learning / Electronic platforms such as Blackboard to provide on- line learning materials and interactive question and answer sessions. 
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a contextual awareness of the cultural and historical theories and practices of set design in film and television.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe different historical case studies in set design for film and television.
LO2 Analyse and compare through class discussion and written work (and or audio assignment) significant examples in set design for film and television.
LO3 Evaluate their own preferences in set design styles and approaches.
LO4 Develop academic reading and writing skills for module assignments in this area and/or develop academic critical thinking through video/podcasts and presented as audio files.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Early Cinema
Introduction to early examples of set design in film and moving away from stage.
German Expressionist Cinema
case study - Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927)
Realism and Film
Understanding Set Design Through Genre
Film Noir and lighting
Colour & composition
Psychology of interiors and sets. Colour and emotion. Case Study : AllThat Heaven Allows dir. Douglas Sirk (1955)
Modernism and Design
Architecture and Narrative
Bodies and Space
Props and model making in animation film
Life Action and CGI
Thinking critically about visual storytelling and Set Design
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Weekly Quiz 1 10.00 n/a
Essay Article Review Assignment 500-700 words. This assignment aims to be neuro-inclusive and can be submitted as audio link also. 3,4 20.00 Week 5
Case Studies Case study assignment 1800-2000 words. Alternative submission format can be submitted to accommodate neuro diversity. 1,3,4 70.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Tutorial Twice per semester 0.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CGSDC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Set Design and Construction 2 Mandatory
CW_CGSDC_D Bachelor of Science in Set Design and Construction 2 Mandatory