Moving Image Arts - MIA (CCEA)
Moving Image Arts (MIA) offers students a unique opportunity to develop and refine their skills as film-makers. It enables students to broaden their experience of audiovisual culture to inform, inspire and contextualize their own creative ideas.
MIA is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries, which value and promote independence, originality, creative enterprise and technical skill.
The course aims to:
Develop the skills of a screen writer, director, production designer, cinematographer and editor with full creative ownership of your own filmmaking process.
Explore a wide range of moving image styles and movements, broadening your critical understanding and enjoyment of a rich history of film culture.
Learn how to experiment and innovate confidently with digital technologies, applying techniques skilfully and purposefully.
Use an impressive range of skills for employment, including working from your own initiative, planning and managing schedules, equipment and human resources, providing leadership and creative direction and demonstrating innovative problem-solving abilities and strategic thinking
In this unit you will study three areas of film style:
• Classical Hollywood Style
You will learn the creative and technical skills of moving image production, including how camera, lighting, mise-en-scène, sound (including music), and editing are used to create emotion, mood and audience response. You will use your study to inform and inspire your own creative practice.
In this unit you will study the following styles and movements to prepare for your online examination:
• Classical Hollywood Style and Alfred Hitchcock.
• Formalism in Early European Cinema, including German Expressionism and Soviet Montage.
• American Expressionism and Film Noir.
You will also learn about the Hollywood Studio System and realist techniques used in Hollywood cinema.
In this unit you will refine your filmmaking skills. You will investigate film practitioners and further develop your screenwriting ideas. You will experiment with techniques and conventions studied to inform your own creative ideas.
In this unit you will study the following styles of Realism in World Cinema to prepare for your online examination:
• Italian Neo-Realism
• French New Wave and Cinéma Vérité
• Poetic Realism
You will also study ways in which filmmakers have tried to experiment with narrative and will learn about writing director’s notes in response to
unseen script material.