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Module Name: Visual Music 1 (optional)
ECTS weighting: 5 Credits
Contact Hours: 22 x 1-hour lectures
78 hours of independent study
Module Coordinator: Maura McDonnell

Learning Outcomes
This course introduces participants to creating still and moving images in a digital format and to the technologies relating to digital image with a particular focus on music video.

Module Learning Aims
An introduction to basic graphic design and image composition guidelines is provided. Image and video manipulation is via Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Module Content
This subject will focus on the topics of film making and the processes involved while continuing to explore the relationship of image, music and sound.

Recommended Reading List
Bruce Block; The Visual Story (Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media)
Scott Billups: Digital MovieMaking.
Kerry Brougher, Jeremy Strick, Ari Wiseman, and Judith Zilczer: Visual Music - Synaesthesia in Art and Music since 1900.
Larry Jordan: Final Cut Pro HD Hands-on Training (with accompanying DVD). James Monaco: How to Read a Film - The Art, Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media
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Assessment Component Details
Two Assignments, each with a 50% weighting.