Master of Digital Filmmaking

The Master in Digital Filmmaking is designed to provide the technical and creative skills needed in digital filmmaking and video editing. With this Master's, students will have the opportunity to gain an introduction to the common skill sets and knowledge in film and digital production. Key features of the course Demonstrate a basic understanding of [...]

The Master in Digital Filmmaking is designed to provide the technical and creative skills needed in digital filmmaking and video editing.
With this Master’s, students will have the opportunity to gain an introduction to the common skill sets and knowledge in film and digital production.

Key features of the course

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (pre-production, production and post-production) and the contributions of technical professionals to each appropriately apply various industry-standard software, hardware, and technologies in a work environment Demonstrate appropriate protocol, conduct and professionalism as appropriate in the field, studio and other environments post production
  • Contribute appropriately to a variety of positions in the production of motion picture projects On this master’s programme, students will explore a variety of areas of film and video production such as production management, screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, sound recording and video editing, students may have the opportunity to earn a third-party certification in Various industrial standard software applications.

The first stage - Compulsory courses 72 Credits

1
Scientific Research Methodology

The course includes scientific research methods related to defining scientific research and clarifying its importance, types, steps and methods. It also deals with the sources and methods of data collection and methods of data analysis as well as methods of inspection and estimation and all statistical methods that can be used in the processes of analysis and scientific research in the fields of economics and management.

2
First production

In this course, students explore the pre-production process that supports creating work for media. Final product scheduling, budgeting, rights acquisition and packaging will be a special focus

3
Field Recording Techniques

Students will explore the role of a sound recorder in film and video production and study how sound records an image. Microphone selection, boom operation, studio recording, live mixing, and use of radio mics are key elements of the course.

4
Camera and lighting

Through a series of exercises, students develop skills in the basics of camera lighting. Particular attention will be given to the different roles and responsibilities of the Camera and Lighting departments and the development of an understanding of appropriate protocols.

5
Post production

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of non-linear editing including digital video capture, creation, processing, and production. Through a series of hands-on assignments, students will begin to develop storytelling and technical proficiency using industry-standard software.

6
Script writing

In this course, students will examine the script development process. Throughout the course, students will learn the elements of narrative form, professional coordination, and character development.

Optional courses 24 Credits

1
Production techniques

This course introduces students to the basic concepts, practices, and equipment of motion picture production. Students will learn how to organize a shoot, assemble a crew, break out of sequences and finish a variety of video productions.

2
Public Administration

Inputs: The study of the public finance course requires: - That this science be defined and its relationship to laws and other branches of human sciences be defined. Explanation of the three main financial instruments regulated by the science of public finance. From public revenues and public expenditures and the general budget. An applied study of the reality of revenues, expenditures and the general budget in some countries.

Outputs: clarification of the importance of public finance for students of the College of Law and Justice, and not limited to students of the College of Economics and Commerce. A statement that public finance is taught in the College of Law and Justice from a legal point of view. So that public expenditures are studied with their components and controls. And public revenue in its legal system. And the general budget in terms of its different characteristics and stages, and to clarify that it is a law of a special nature.

Vocabulary: - The study of public finance in its various stages of emergence and developments, whether neutral public finances or intervening public finances. - Identifying the three main financial instruments - public expenditures, in terms of their definition, components, and public expenditure controls. And the role of public expenditures in the financial and economic policy of the state. Public revenues in their various forms from state property revenues, fees, taxes, loans and cash issuance. In-depth knowledge of taxes and fees as one of the state's sovereign revenues. The general budget: in terms of its definition and distinction from similar financial accounts, and the features and characteristics of the general budget. The main principles of the general budget (principle of annual budget, budget unity, budget comprehensiveness, budget commonality, and budget balance). The main stages of the general budget, including preparation, approval, implementation, and implementation control.

3
Communication skills

The course aims to build and improve effective communication skills with others, as indicated by its title, to build your communication skill on sound foundations, and to improve this skill in a way that contributes to achieving success in your personal life and achieving excellence in your work. This course deals with many topics related to the development of the student's personal skills in effective communication to understand and influence others and to enhance his leadership abilities in accordance with the university's objectives towards preparing a scientifically and professionally qualified cadre in preparation for the future and facing its challenges and able to meet the needs of society. In this course, you will learn: the elements that characterize effective communication, the variation in communication media depending on the direction of communication, dealing with authority, addressing parties, etc., the different advantages and limitations of communication, skills for communicating with supervisors and colleagues in a variety of contexts and media, including Email etiquette, how to craft different messages for different audiences. The course comprises four modules filled with Introduction to Communication, Structuring Effective Communication, Professional Communication, and Personal Communication, respectively.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

The second stage - Practical Training 30 Credits

1
Practical Training

In practical training, the student is assigned to teach a virtual course chosen by the college from among the courses studied by the student at the bachelor's level. The student should divide this course from twelve to fourteen brief lectures. The student presents each lecture in the form of a written summary of its topic in Word or PDF format, accompanied by a video recording of it with the student's voice using Power Point, the duration of which is no less than ten minutes and not more than about twenty minutes.

The thrid stage - Master's Thesis 54 Credits

1
Master’s Thesis

The student submits a request to the university administration to register a master’s thesis, along with a proposed topic in one of the subspecialty tracks.

● If the initial approval of the subject title is achieved, the college council will designate a supervisor to guide and follow up the student in preparing the plan.

● The research plan includes the importance of the topic and a critical presentation of previous studies in it, specifically the research problem, then defining the study's curriculum and its main hypotheses or questions that you want to answer, and the division of the study and its sources.

● The student presents his proposed plan in a scientific seminar, discussing the plan as a topic and an approach.

● The student adjusts his plan based on the professors' observations in the seminar if he is asked to amend.

● After the seminar, the plan is presented to the college council to take its decision regarding the registration of the subject.

● In the event of approval, the college council’s decision is presented to the university council to approve registration, and the registration date is calculated from the university council’s approval date

To study a master’s degree at International Suleiman College, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. At International Suleiman College, we believe that a bachelor's degree is no longer enough to compete in the labor market, so we offer high-quality postgraduate programs for anyone who has a bachelor's degree and wishes to achieve their academic and research ambitions.
International Suleiman College provides a study commensurate with the student's capabilities, especially in line with the time allotted daily for study, given that the master's student has practical and social responsibilities. We expect fully taught students to be able to obtain a master's degree within two academic years. We expect students studying partially to be able to obtain a master's degree within 3-4 years of study.
The academic year is divided into four semesters. In each semester, the student is allowed to register a maximum of two research courses and one minimum course with a maximum of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Classes are distributed as follows: • The first semester begins at the beginning of the third week of October and ends at the end of the third week of December. • The second semester begins at the beginning of the first week of January and ends at the end of the first week of March. • The third semester begins at the beginning of the second week of March and ends at the end of the second week of May. • The fourth semester begins at the beginning of the fourth week of May and ends at the end of the fourth week of July. • Summer vacation begins at the beginning of August and continues for the third week of October. • After the end of each semester, a two-week vacation is scheduled between semesters.
The tuition fee is £75 per credit hour, • Students are allowed to register a maximum of 24 credit hours each semester and 12 credit hours as a minimum. • The student pays a one-time enrollment fee of 200 pounds when registering with the ISC • The student pays 100 sterling pounds per semester as the registration fee for study subjects. • The iddat hour = four actual hours.
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