20 credits at level HE4
This module will introduce you to a range of principles relating to
interactive and online production. You will have taster activities in web
and interactive new media content analysis and theoretical aspects of
interactive and online content design. In addition, you will study the
history and various styles and techniques used in interactive and online
content design, and the history of digital platforms. You will learn to use
a range of industry standard software applications. You will continue to
develop in this specialist area throughout the rest of the Foundation
Degree programme. Having learned relevant skills and understanding in
this specialist skills area, you will work with peers under the direction of
your tutors to complete Interactive and online elements of a non-fiction
• Introduction to the elements of interactive and online production
Interactive and online content for a range of platforms- genres; new
media; roles and responsibilities in the interactive and online content
industry; production, development, design and art.
• Underpinning principles
Historical overview of website and interactive content design; analysing
websites and interactive content; reviewing websites; introduction to
mobile platforms and new media.
• Technical skills
Introduction to web development software; principles of design; new
media in interactive and online production.
• Transferable skills and PDP
e-PDP; refection on experiences; action planning; planning work
schedules; self management; working with others as part of a
multiplatform team; health and safety issues relating to the use of PCs;
accessibility issues in the context of online and interactive content.
This module will be delivered through practical face-to-face sessions. You
will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and work on case studies. For
your assessment, you will participate as a member of multi platform
production team and produce a product or service for a live brief. The
brand, identity and the delivery mechanism for the product or service will be
decided upon by tutors who will direct and manage the production of the
product or service.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the production process and the roles of key production personnel.||1.1 Explain your role in the production process and the relationship of your role to that of immediate team members in a given production.|
|2.||Know how to work effectively as a part of a production team.||2.1 Work effectively as a part of a multiplatform production team.|
|3.||Know how to work safely as a part of a production team.||3.1 Devise a suitable risk assessment for your tasks and work safely as a part of a multiplatform production team.|
|4.||Demonstrate technical skills in your specialist skill area.||4.1. Use industry standard software correctly in the production of a series of interactive websites.|
|5.||Evaluate you working practices and devise an action plan for improvement.||
5.1 Evaluate your working practices in terms of skills and team working and devise an action plan for improvement.
5.2 Describe how the work you have undertaken relates to theoretical concepts covered in the module.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Flew, T (2002) New media: an introduction. Oxford: University Press
Friedman, B and Kahn, P.H. Jr., (2000). "Human values, ethics, and
design," In: J.A. Jacko and A. Sears (editors). The Human-computer
Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and
Emerging Applications. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Hammerich, I. and Harrison, C. (2002) The Principles of Writing and
Editing for the Web. Wiley
Iuppa, N. (2012) Interactive design for new media and the Web. Focal
New Media Age. Centaur Communications LTD. Online Resources
First Monday: A Peer Reviewed Journal On The Internet. Available at:
|Host Subject Group:||Theatre and Film Studies|
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