MA in Digital Video Production

The MA in Digital Video Production has a tailored design to cater towards the needs of each student by promoting the understanding of fundamental technical skills under the direct supervision and mentorship of professional filmmaking experts.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MA IN DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

The MA in Digital Video Production is an innovative, exclusive program for students who are interested in using video image for their personal, academic or professional needs. Hosted under the School of Architecture, the overall aim is to enrich the arts community at Neapolis with specific curriculum directed towards the growing needs of independent filmmakers, academics and artists interested in creating digital video content. The curriculum is focused around practice-led and academically informed courses for those who aspire to become effective leaders in filmmaking, TV production, art and education sectors upon graduation.

In order to successfully prepare the professional to enter this fast-paced, digital filmmaking world, a fundamental understanding of required skill sets comprising of both technical digital video filmmaking practices and current contemporary, independent business models are offered. This is accomplished through lectures, seminars, production and research workshops, tutorials, screenings, and presentations by students. The program also regularly invites leading moving image practitioners from EU and USA to be visiting lecturers.

The program has a tailored design to cater towards the needs of each student by promoting the understanding of fundamental technical skills under the direct supervision and mentorship of professional filmmaking experts. This academic and practical journey finishes with a “digital thesis video” – a short film, documentary, art or research based video project that reflects the individual needs, vision and professional goals of each student.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The completed MA in Digital Video Production enables a graduate to continue any academic or professional journey into their specific area of interest. Individual module outcomes and the final digital video thesis, enrich the graduate’s creative portfolio, so that it becomes the foundation for future doctoral academic research or a range of professional applications.

Graduates can expect to find their place within the broad scope of cultural and creative industries, such as: film, television and news production, advertising and entertainment, freelance digital content creation, contemporary art practice, computer and informatics, alternative media platforms, professional or personal tutoring, archival documentation.

Finally, the MA in Digital Video Production constitutes a multidisciplinary prerequisite, which can advance a graduate’s academic studies towards the completion of a Doctorate Degree.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

The program MA in Digital Video Production (DVP) offers a conventional full-time postgraduate study. The DVP program combines the academic rigour of a traditional film studies course with research and practical components. The DVP program provides an insight into the endless technological and creative possibilities of filmmaking. Research and information literacy are vital skills which are introduced carefully in year one and continually enhanced so that students are capable of designing independent research projects by the end of the program (e.g. digital thesis video). Students also improve their levels of critical self-awareness or “personal literacy” by engaging with a variety of group assessment tasks from pitching a screenplay idea to organizing their own short film using the latest available technologies. Throughout the duration of the programme students will have the opportunity to engage with the creative nature of filmmaking and develop the theoretical and practical skills required for a whole range of career possibilities.

The Concept of the “total filmmaker”

  • The MA in Digital Video Production has a rigid and specific design that promotes the steady growth of fundamental filmmaking skills, in the context of new film technologies and production strategies.
  • A fast-paced, digital filmmaking economy, means that new models of independent production and distribution are required. This novel digital video professional, or “total filmmaker”, requires a mixture of technical knowledge and skills, such as: film budgeting, production company management, social media marketing, legal consultation.
  • The MA in Digital Video Production program at NUP is uniquely designed to address all of these essential needs for the contemporary cinematographer, more commonly known as: the “total filmmaker”.

Goals of the Programme

  1. Evaluate the progress and process of their video ideas through mentorship, group presentations and critiques.
  2. Investigate standard independent models of video production that apply to a variety of commercial and creative situations.
  3. Generate independent and unique approaches that will develop their own artistic and professional practices.
  4. Analyse both historical and contemporary models of the film and video industries.
  5. Develop practical creative thinking skills developed through group lab work and collaborative discipline.
  6. Develop the proper vocabulary used in professional and creative video production communities.
  7. Communicate individual creative or professional interests through guided exploration into preparation and practice strategies of video production.
  8. Employ effective demonstration of techniques towards their own work.
  9. Demonstrate a clear understanding of visual techniques applied to their thesis video film or assignments.
  10. Create video projects outside of class.

Key Learning Outcomes

The overall learning outcome for students completing the MA in Digital Video Production is to develop a broad understanding of the theory and practice of Digital filmmaking. At the end of the degree students shall therefore have:

  1. the ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analysing problems related to Digital Video production setup and operation.
  2. a global perspective based on an understanding of both the technical and managerial issues related to the filmmaking industry at large.
  3. the ability to apply their technical knowledge to current digital filmmaking systems.
  4. the ability to critically evaluate and work within new technological developments in the area of digital filmmaking.
  5. the ability to lead and to interact effectively in group production situations and to manage in culturally diverse environments.
  6. the experience in applying technical and theoretical methods to research questions related to the digital thesis video and relevant digital production models.
  7. the substantial competency in digital video filmmaking analysis and production, and in management and administration techniques related to these areas.
  8. the skills related to critical thinking and autonomous learning.
  9. the communication, and teamwork skills through workshop based studio courses.

Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research

  • Expose students to interdisciplinary design research methodologies that shift their perspective and multiply the lenses through which they study spatial questions.
  • Introduce contemporary creative approaches based on visual methodologies for design research leading to a higher degree in education (MA and PhD).
  • Engage with external places or sites to create links outside the academic environment that will enable the contribution to societal, cultural and social issues of the city of Paphos, Cyprus or, even the Middle East and Africa.
  • Provide to graduate students of architecture with the opportunity to pursue alternative research-based and professional careers that are at the forefront of contemporary theory and practice (architectural animations, computer vision, documentaries and films)

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DVP301DIGITAL VIDEO STUDIO ICompulsory10
DVP302PRE-PRODUCTION ICompulsory5
DVP302POST-PRODUCTION LAB ICompulsory5
DVP304SCREENWRITING ICompulsory5
ELECTIVEElective5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DVP305DIGITAL VIDEO STUDIO IICompulsory10
DVP306PRE-PRODUCTION IICompulsory5
DVP307POST PRODUCTION LAB IICompulsory5
DVP308SCREENWRITING IICompulsory5
ELECTIVEElective5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DVP313THESIS FILM VIDEO PROJECTCompulsory30

ELECTIVES FOR SEMESTER 1 & 2

CodeCourse titleECTS
DVP309CONTEMPORARY FILM: A THEORY, A HISTORY, A FLOOD5
DVP310EXPERIMENTAL STRATEGIES5
DVP311LANDSCAPE CINEMATOGRAPHY5
DVP312DOCUMENTARY STRATEGIES5
DVP313ARCHITECTURE OF CINEMATIC TIME5
DVP313INTERNET STRATEGIES & MULTIMEDIA FUNDAMENTALS5

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Solon Xenopoulos

Professor of Architecture

Dean, School of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences

Coordinator of the Bachelor & Diploma in Architecture and MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM)

Solon Xenopoulos is an Architect, qualified at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (1966) with Postgraduate Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London...

Julia Georgi

Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture

Coordinator of the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Dr. Julia Georgi is an Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences, Neapolis University of Pafos (Cyprus) and Member of Senate Committee of Neapolis University (2013-2018).

Jason Georgiades

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of the MA in Digital Video Production

Jason Georgiades (1986) is a Greek-American filmmaker, producer, musician and educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Studio Arts in 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.F.A. degree in Film Directing...

Evanthia Dova

Lecturer of Architecture

Evanthia Dova graduated from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) with distinction (1998) and holds a Master of Architecture (MArch II) from the Yale University...

Angeliki Sivitanidou

Lecturer of Architecture

Angeliki Sivitanidou (1978) is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Engineering, Land and Environmental Sciences. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture...

Ioannis A. Pissourios

Assistant Professor of Urban Design

Ioannis Pissourios holds a Diploma of Architecture (Dipl Eng) and an MSc in Geography and Cartography. He also holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and pursued Post-Doctorate Research in Urban Planning...

Charalambos Charalambous

Lecturer in the ΜΑ in DVP

He graduated from the Drama and Film Department of the University of Exeter (2005 to 2006) and received his MA in Film Studies with Distinction. His postgraduate dissertation project was the short docudrama τριΚυμία (2006)...

Michalis Sioulas

Special Teaching Staff

Michalis Sioulas is a Special Teaching Staff member at the School of Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Sciences, as well as member of the Senate of the University (since 2014). He graduated in 2005 from the School of Architecture...

Eleni Hadjinikolaou

Special Teaching Staff

Eleni Hadjinicolaou is an architect, with undergraduate studies, MA degree in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) (1974-1979), and postgraduate studies, MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies...

Demetrios Antoniou

Visiting Assistant Professor Architectural Design and Building Technology

Dimitrios Antoniou (1964) studied Architecture in NTU of Athens (1989). He holds a Master of Architecture in the Urban Landscape from University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1991)...

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