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FTR3002 Story and Style

Semester 1, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Leonie Jones


Pre-requisite: FTR2001


This third year course will suit filmic storytellers who wish to continue developing their research and creative practice. Story and Style draws from previous completed second level FTR film courses in Short Film and Documentary Production is concerned with enhancing and expanding knowledge and application of technical, conceptual, practical and observational skills related to various forms of cinematic storytelling from these level 2 courses. Through independent and / or collaborative learning this course will encourage students to develop his or her own expertise and style as a filmmaker. Students will acquire problem solving techniques relevant to real production environment by practical examples involving examining and dealing hands on with problems and situations in production processes and outcomes. Students will be taught to respond professionally to feedback and to develop reflective skills and practices.

This course is an advanced level that requires students to have already gained a further understanding and application of audio and vision, studio and field recording as well as enhanced editing practices.

Students acquire advanced technical, analytical and research skills within cinematic areas. This course includes lectures and discussions about contemporary cinema fiction and non-fiction research and practice; and analysing the work of established professionals in order to increase student insight into their professional practices as well as looking at how artists position their work.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. examine concepts related to artists and their practices (historical and contemporary) and the film industry;
  2. develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice in order to develop and inform personal style as a filmmaker;
  3. apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise completed works and creative forms of expression;
  4. communicate in writing by clearly and logically expressing ideas pertaining to problem solving within practice and key concepts;
  5. work independently to develop ideas, which encourage an emerging personal philosophy based on the application of research, analysis, and practical outcomes;
  6. recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practical outcomes.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Research and reflective practices 25.00
2. The art of fiction and non-fiction storytelling 25.00
3. Storytelling processes and practices 25.00
4. The art of developing and applying personal style 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Date printed 27 June 2022