Students may choose a maximum of 45 credits from the following Level 6 papers:
BDM202 Audio Techniques
This paper is intended to further students’ understanding of the possibilities of digital audio and file based editing and collage. The paper also introduces an understanding of music as it relates to film, and students are given the tools necessary to communicate accurately with music professionals. The paper deals with the recording and manipulation of digital sound. Using industry standard software, students learn to record directly to hard disk, improve poor recordings, create a sound montage as a background track, and edit sound to a digital video playout. The paper introduces an understanding of sound design. Students have direct experience with creating and editing sound effects, ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), Foley and music as they relate to film. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of music composition using MIDI or similar means.
BDM204 Screenwriting II
The Hollywood screenplay is arguably one of the most important literary forms of the last century. Consequently, there is a wealth of material available on the writing and structuring of the Hollywood style screenplay. Although this paper deals with the conception, structure and writing and editing of a feature length screenplay, it is intended that the student is able to use the Hollywood screenplay as a model for the structuring of a story in any media form.
BDM207 Film Theory and Criticism
The aim of this paper is to further develop students' critical understanding of film theory and criticism. Students will examine and debate topics and arguments surrounding Post-War cinema.
BDM227 Motion Graphics and Compositing
Students will critically analyse and evaluate tools and techniques, design processes and production of integrated 2D and 3D motion graphics, resulting in the creation of a short film.
BDM233 Pre-production Techniques
In this paper students will learn advanced techniques in pre-production. As well as being able to schedule a professional project, students will examine the structure and involvement of departments involved in developments of a major film project. Students will develop documentation and artwork for a professional proposal for a short film project.
The aims of this paper are to provide theoretical understanding and practical application of the lighting and camera tools and styles used in digital cinema production. Students will be expected to develop skills to an industry standard level for both location and studio situations.
An elective paper at Level 5 or 6 may be taken from the SIT Bachelor of Digital Media or another degree - to be approved by the programme manager. Prerequisites may apply.
Compulsory (Level 7 papers)
BDM331 Digital Video Project
In this paper, knowledge and skills gained in earlier papers are further developed. Students are required to operate within a deadline-driven studio production environment, producing a collaborative short film. Students will build critical time, leadership and management skills, while producing and directing a specialist film project.
An elective paper at Level 7 may be taken from the SIT Bachelor of Digital Media or another degree - to be approved by the programme manager. Prerequisites may apply.