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Introduction to your pathways


Semesters

Semester 1, Autumn term
Teaching usually starts third week of September.

Semester 2, Spring term
Teaching usually starts third week of January.

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Module catalogue

This catalogue has a number of pathways. It is organised by semesters.

You will follow three modules within one pathway. You will not be able to mix modules between pathways.

Core and optional modules

Some modules will be core modules and must be followed within the pathway. In some cases, you may have optional modules, you will need to pick one - please indicate your preferred choice, on the form.

Module description

A short description is given for all modules. If you require a full descriptor, you will be able to click on the codes for each module and download the pdf.

Credits

Each module is worth 20 CATs (UK version of academic credits) or 10 ECTs.

Delivery mode

All modules will have a mixture of face-to-face and online delivery for an enhanced learning experience. See more information here.

English and skills support

We are committed to supporting our international students to succeed and help you develop your knowledge.

We have a created a variety of in-sessional English language support workshops throughout the term to support you.

Find out more

Other workshops are open to students, free of charge and will be delivered online or on campus.

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Choosing your pathway

Once you have accepted your offer from Solent University you will be contacted by the mobility office and invited to complete an online form with your choices.

Find your modules

Please find below the modules available to you for the upcoming academic year. A short description is available for each module and you can download a full descriptors by right-clicking on the module code.

Autumn semester

Core modules

Operations Management BFA529
This module examines processes, tools and techniques used in operations management to ensure customer satisfaction and analyse delivery issues, and provides opportunities to apply your knowledge in practice.

Project Management in Business BFA528
Informed by Association for Project Management (APM) standards, this module will teach you best practice including stakeholder engagement, communications and leadership – as well as exploring contemporary challenges in project management.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of four possible options

Analytics and Business Intelligence COM517
Modern organisations use data to help them review, plan, and forecast, as well as for fraud detection, risk management, marketing and more. This module incorporates advanced analytical and modelling techniques – as well as their practical applications.

Global Challenges for Sustainable Growth SBU500
Explore some of the most important contemporary business issues as a future manager, including urbanisation, demographic and social change, global economic shifts, technological advances, resource scarcity and climate change.

The UK Financial System BFA524 
This module is concerned with the analysis of financial institutions and markets in the UK, which are crucially important for the operation of a successful modern economy.

Customer Experience AMC547
This module introduces models and concepts including the Pillars of Customer Experience and the experience economy, teaches you to evaluate the customer experience and journey using data, and explores modern tactics such as sensory and experiential marketing.

You must have some previous financial knowledge in order to follow this pathway. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Financial Management BFA536
This module will introduce you to the function, principles, and techniques of financial management. In particular, it will focus on the relationship between companies seeking to raise finance, and the investors who provide that finance.

The UK Financial System BFA524
This module is concerned with the analysis of financial institutions and markets in the UK, which are crucially important for the operation of a successful modern economy.

Taxation Principles BFA522
You will develop a curiosity to understand and critique the impact of this evolving taxation environment. The knowledge gained can be used for a career in practice, industry, or for your own personal tax affairs.

Fashion Buying and Merchandising UFP500
Within this module you will explore the buying and merchandising process and the roles of both the buyer and merchandiser through a live project brief.

Omni Channel Marketing UFP503
This module will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the growing market opportunities, complexities, application of communication tools and marketing activities being used and developed by brands and retailers.

Fashion Market Research UFP502
This module will introduce you to different market research techniques used to assess the performance of brands and products. We’ll also look at ways of surveying customers to understand what they think and why they feel the way they do about fashion brands.

Carriage of Goods by Sea MBU501
This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the commercial and legal issues involved in the carriage of goods by sea. Effectively conduct basic research using a variety of legal research tools, resources and electronic media to locate, organise and apply the core legal concepts that regulate commercial maritime law.

Digital Business and E-commerce MBU502
The primary purpose of this module is to demonstrate the impact and influence of advancement in information technology on different business functions such as manufacturing, logistics, finance and commerce.

Accounting for Decision Makers MBU504
As you are studying to become a manager in a maritime organisation, this module should prove indispensable for your future career. This is practice-driven module teaches you to interpret financial accounting information, supplier screening, competitor analysis, profit and optimisation.

Live Music and Festivals TSM523
In this module you will examine the main business roles and companies involved in the dynamic live music sector. You will learn how live promoters and agents operate, including aspects such as event planning, touring and contracts. The module also explores a range of contemporary social, ethical and business issues raised within the sector.

Audio-Visual PR TSM524
Audio-Visual PR is the primary way that artists communicate their campaigns to the public. This module will equip you with the key skills and knowledge required to analyse music PR campaigns. You will also create your own audio-visual content for promoting music companies, artists or events.

Music Law: Contracts and Controversies TSM525
This module provides you with a vital understanding of key legal issues by exploring music contracts, legal cases and the role of lawyers. The module content will therefore provide you with the knowledge and confidence to understand and question music contracts that you may encounter in real-world situations.

Crafting Sports Audio and Video JOU500

This module will teach you how to make the very best of pictures and audio as storytelling devices.

Sports Feature Writing JOU501
On this module you will learn how to create and craft engaging and creative features; how to conjure up feature ideas and learn the theory in targeting the right audiences, platforms and publications, and tailoring your writing style to suit.

Sport, Globalisation and Mega Events JOU502
This module considers the complex interplay of relationships between sport, culture and national identities and will be considered from International, European and global perspectives within the context of the role played by sporting mega-events as media spectacles.

Non-credit bearing modules - Newsday JOU500 and Voice Training JOU503
You will have exposure (as part of the module) to industry replicating Newsday activities. These are six-hour industry-standard events which encourage students to pitch and produce journalistic content to deadlines. They are great ways to perfect and adapt industry practices. Students will also get up to two hours of one to one voice training from a specialised voice coach to help them develop their presentation style.

Professional Practice 2 LAC506
A practical introduction to case management and the financial impacts of case resolution – building essential awareness of foundational tax laws, wills, probate and inheritance for a solicitor in private practice.

Company and Commercial Law and Practice LAC507
Investigate how businesses and commerce operate within both external and internal legal frameworks, from structures of business organisations, corporate governance and dispute resolution to principles of taxation and professional ethics.

Equity and Trusts: Law and Practice LAC508
Get to grips with trust law and practices. Learn about the different types of trusts, the powers of trustees, beneficiary rights, tax liability reductions, anti-money laundering legislation and more.

Behaviour and the Brain PSY526
You will gain an overview of brain anatomy and how processes are localised to different areas or structures. You’ll also learn about the way that our nervous system is structured to help us interact with the outside world or respond to internal sensations such as pain. We look at different cognitive functions such as memory, attention and thinking, using case studies to explain what happens when the brain is not functioning correctly, and consider a variety of research methods, from brain imaging to problem solving and exploring how drugs affect behaviour.

Individual Differences and Social Psychology PSY527
You will navigate the different ways in which social psychologists make sense of the human mind and behaviour and how psychological research can help us addresses real-life issues. How much influence does personality have on the actions we take and the ambitions we hold? How do other people's actions impact our behaviour? Social psychologists seek to understand human behaviour and how others influence our thoughts feelings and behaviour, and applicability to our daily social interactions and decision making.

Psychological Research Training PSY528
This module further develops your understanding of theoretical and practical issues concerned with psychological research and will enable you to advance the skills required for the conduct of investigations and the presentation of findings. You will acquire knowledge of investigation design and methodology with associated essential techniques (such as a variety of statistical and/or qualitative techniques) that are applied in empirical research.

Cybercrime and AI EDU501
Technology is the defining feature of crime today and cybercrime poses one of the biggest threats to modern society. This module investigates the rapidly evolving range and nature of electronic crime, threat actors’ motivations and techniques, and how individuals, organisations, and governments can reduce such risks.

Methods and Analysis in Criminology EDU502
Building on the learning gained from Researching Criminal Worlds, here you will refine the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct your own investigation, analyse your data, and present your findings. These are essential skills for all criminologists and invaluable preparation for the third year dissertation.

Police and Society EDU503
This module examines how the police operate in England and Wales. Exploring critical themes such as police culture, accountability, and relationship with the media and public, police efficiency and effectiveness will be considered within various social contexts.

Your Brand Online CUP542
Establish a strong foundation for your industry career, researching the profession you are working towards and developing a focused online presence and creative portfolio that will shape your brand perception.

Documentary Video Production CUP543
Study the principles, traditions and evolution of the documentary, explore ethical considerations of working with real subjects, and create your own documentary as part of a small production team.

Podcasting CUP544
Investigate emerging opportunities for audio content distribution to targeted and niche audiences, learn to evaluate narrative content to tell compelling stories, and create rich and complex soundscapes that complement those narratives.

Crafting the Scene FDA531
Explore the role and responsibilities of each Head of Department (Production Designer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Sound Recordist/Designer and Editor) during the three stages of production: Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production.

Film Methods FDA532
Discover your own approach to film production. Engage with great directors and movements through the history of cinema, and explore the impact that their methodologies had on the films they made.

Cinematic Documentary FDA530
From concept to exhibition, this module explores key historical, practical and production processes of documentary, and considers various political, aesthetic and ethical issues along with the impact of new technologies.

We recommend that students have prior experience of acting.

Acting and Performance – Live Brief CUP550
You will create a theatre performance, to be performed live, which connects with a ‘real world’ audience. Recent examples have seen our students engaged in an ambitious local project working with asylum-seekers, engaging with street theatre, and creating shows for sixth-form college audiences.

Performance and Identity CUP549
Race, gender, and disability are key concerns in modern society. Using a mixture of theory and practice this module will explore ways in which theatre and performance use these issues and others to inspire new theatre work and impact society.

Screen Acting CUP551
Use first-year skills as a basis for developing your screen acting skills. You will work on aspects of naturalistic screen performance, such as listening and responding, to create believable screen characters.

Interactive Experience VIC512
In this module you will explore the role of the graphic designer in this fast changing sector of the creative industry, learning about the way in which the graphic designer now finds themselves as part of a collaborative team.

Solution Process VIC513
This module presents the opportunity to evolve problem solving as a key transferable skill, applicable to all professional career paths.

Graphic Structure VIC513
This module will enable you to develop the skill and confidence to design sequentially in an editorial environment. And will introduce you to the range of careers, concerning structured design, aiming to give you a clearer idea of future possibilities when you graduate.

Contemporary Art Critique VIC521
In this module you will select four cultural artefacts that you have researched and produce a written piece analysing the work. Secondly you will develop an exhibition plan, then choose a further six artworks to support the works in your exhibition plans.

Editorial VIC522
This module encourages you to develop new ways of thinking to generate and convey personal ideas, you will explore the relationships between text and image and develop the ability to connect and communicate with different audiences.

The Society of Superstition and Phobia VIC507
Exploring superstitions and phobias can give you an insight to how these two ‘fears’ have developed and changed over time. This module will require you to produce two outcomes that explore fields of personal and social rituals.

Discursive Spaces VIC538
You will learn a series of theoretical tools to grasp the contexts in which contemporary artworks are produced and discussed. You will also learn how artists use and invent methods and strategies that make their production and reception of their works affective and effective.

Navigation VIC525
This module is designed to help you to develop as an artist, preparing you for your future career and helping you to make decisions regarding what you want to make, how and why.

Professional Futures VIC526
This module is all about industry engagement and supporting you in realising your goals and ambitions, to this end you will be assisted in identifying potential markets and audiences for your work.

Core modules

Introduction to 3D FDA400
On this module you will learn the fundamental tools of 3D content creation, using industry standard software. You will develop your skills in 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering in the context of current industry practices.

Introduction to VFX FDA405
This module introduces students to a variety of foundation techniques, concepts, tools and work practices specific to the VFX pipeline using industry standard software.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of two possible options

Digital Visuals FTV401
This module sets the groundwork for your journey as a digital artist. It provides a global overview of the production pipelines used in different sectors of the digital art industries. This module also aims to help you start to develop your visual intelligence and understand the various ways in which visual intelligence is embedded in digital art in specific sectors.

Digital Character FDA405
This module is a chance to dive into the exciting world of character development and sculpting. You will be learning about muscle groups, anatomy and sculpting software, while combining this knowledge to build exciting characters.

These modules run all year long. They are not available to students coming for one semester only.

Applied Marine Systems SEF536
To refine the marine system integration process, you will gain an overview of regulations applicable to marine engineering systems. You will also acquire an appreciation of marine mechanical systems and finally, you will gain an introduction to the issue of ‘Green Design’ and environmental considerations.

Computer Aided Modelling SEF531
Due to the plethora of design software used in the marine industry, this module will ensure that you develop the ability to transfer design information effectively between different software packages.

Sailing Yacht Design SEF533
The focus of this module is on the practical design of sailing boats, and this module gives you a unique opportunity to gain experience of sailing yacht designs for craft up to 24 metres in length, as well as working on a range of sailing yacht design case studies.

Motor Boat Design SEF535
The aim of the module is to develop the student’s technical design skills alongside the CAD design skills as required in a design office for motorboat design. The module also provides students with authentic ‘real world’ experience close to the typical design office practice associated with motor vessel design practice.

Resistance and Propulsion SEF532
This module continues to build on the principles covered in the first year, this time concentrating on the prediction of hydrodynamic resistance and powering requirements of small craft hulls.

Marine Production Technology SEF534
This module addresses the detailed aspects of how you manufacture cored Fibre Reinforced Composite (FRC) structures specific for marine production. This involves a theoretical knowledge which is backed up with practical experience of how to manufacture a comprehensive range of sample panels in controlled environments.

Architectural Design ADB500
This module provides you with the opportunity to apply the architectural design principles learned previously to a larger scale project and extend your architectural design skills to more complex projects.

Advanced Construction Technology ADB502
This module builds upon the knowledge and understanding of the principles of construction technology gained at Level 4. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of the technology used in creating modern complex buildings.

Building Information Modelling ADB501
Building Information Modelling is a module that concentrates on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and their applications in the built environment

Design Visualisation ADB532
You will learn a range of techniques and software available to visualise and present design solutions of complex geometries including, but not limited to, advanced modelling of building exteriors and interiors, hard surface modelling, optimising materials amongst others.

Commercial Interior Design ADB509
This module covers important aspects such as commercial interior design, interior architectural design, interior products such as bespoke reception desks, seating hubs and details plus current trends and styles in design.

Ergonomics ADB507
This essential module introduces you to the importance of ergonomics in the design process. We will look at how ergonomic theory and practice provides a framework for a successful design process.

Spring semester

Core modules

Values Driven Leadership SBU502
To manage others, you need to reflect on self-management too. This module explores your self-management, personal values and journey, interweaving the essential management and leadership skills to successfully manage teams.

Social Enterprise SBU501
This module will explore the role, legal status and challenges of social and community enterprise – letting you show employers you are values motivated and socially responsible, and understand ethical business.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of four possible options

Integrated Marketing Communications AMC542
Exploring the complexities of integrated marketing communications theory, you will research, plan and develop an integrated campaign from brief to execution, understanding consumers and appropriate media channels, and developing messages to help position a product or service.

Capital Market Trading BFA526
Understand money and the markets in our globalised economy. Explore the language of finance; test and observe diverse investment strategies; and learn how key information can dramatically affect share prices.

Human Computer Interaction COM520
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) requires a great deal of thought into the design, implementation and intended use. This module draws upon demographic, accessibility, cognitive science and social and ethical principles, providing essential skills for analysis and design of efficient, easy-to-use systems.

You must have some previous financial knowledge in order to follow this pathway. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Core modules

Management Accounting BFA520
This module will focus on the accounting concepts and techniques relevant to the provision of management information for planning, control and performance evaluation purposes.

Financial Reporting BFA521
Through this module you will learn the need for regulation over the quality of financial reporting and the regulatory framework within which financial statements are prepared.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick ONE out of 2 possible options

Audit Principles BFA525
Through this module you will become familiar with the methodologies required through the audit process and learn how to draft an audit report.

Capital Market Trading BFA526
Understand money and the markets in our globalised economy. Explore the language of finance; test and observe diverse investment strategies; and learn how key information can dramatically affect share prices.

Core modules

International Fashion Communications UFP504
In this module you will discover the importance of effective communication in building sustainable relationships and delivering effective marketing communication and customer value both domestically and internationally.

Product Development UFP506
Explore the stages and process of product development, from idea to item. Learn to analyse trends, look at fabrics and colours, and make sense of test reports; understand garment construction, sizing and costings, as well as presentation for high street and online consumers.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick ONE out of 2 possible options

Fashion Futures UFP505
Through this module we will explore various trend indicators that are likely to point to important influencing factors in the future.

Fashion Merchandising/Planning UFP507
Develop a thorough understanding of the Merchandiser’s role, as well as key merchandising principles and concepts. Become fully conversant in merchandising terminology and retail maths, acquiring the skills to compile, read and analyse sales reports – essential for making the best decisions for your brand.

Ship Management and Operations MBU500
Shipping is a global business that is regulated by multiple organisations. You will look at the operations of a range of vessels, and regulations that are in place to ensure safety of crew and cargoes with the need to balance the economic, social, environment and regulatory requirements to successfully manage ships.

Chartering Practice MBU503
This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the practical, commercial and legal aspects of ship brokering and chartering.

Cargo Insurance MBU505
This module will introduce you to basic principles of Marine Insurance It will also give an overview of insurance market and identify the various cargo clauses covering identified risks with the exclusions for indemnity under the insurance. It will give you an overview of how the cargo claims managed.

Global Music Industries: Trends and Issues TSM522
The music industry is increasingly international in its outlook and management. In this module you will explore how changing patterns of globalisation influence how we consume, experience and manage music. It considers local DIY scenes, global virtual networks and the changing consumption habits created by the major streaming platforms.

Events Management and Marketing TSM526
As part of this module, you will create, manage and promote your own gig, club night, or music industry conference. These events are the lifeblood of the music business, offering opportunities for artist, fans and music business executives alike.

Professional Development TSM527
For this module, you will explore the career that you are most interested in pursuing in the future. You will also develop the professional and personal skills that you need to achieve your career goals. As part of the module, you will also develop a professional online presence that is essential to making contacts and building your reputation in the music business.

Core modules

The Digital Newsroom JOU503
On this module you’ll develop both the editorial and technical elements required to help you create high quality journalistic content. Including how to re-purpose your content for different platforms, telling the same story in different, creative and engaging ways.

Journalism and Research JOU504
This module will give a taste of the broad range of research techniques commonly used to generate primary data in the communications sector, including questionnaires/surveys, focus groups, content analysis, semi-structured interviews and experiential research.

Non-credit bearing modules - Newsday JOU500 and Voice Training JOU503:
You will have exposure (as part of the module) to industry replicating Newsday activities. These are six-hour industry standard events which encourage students to pitch and produce journalistic content to deadlines. They are great ways to perfect and adapt industry practices. Students will also get up to two hours of one-to-one voice training from a specialised voice coach to help them develop their presentation style.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of four possible options

Global Affairs JOU514
The module touches on the development of the modern world. The aim is that when you are writing a headline about, say, a British aid worker being killed by a terror group, or a threat to Europe or the USA, you’ll have a pretty good idea of why.

Literary Journalism JOU515
The module looks at a range of outstanding prose writers, mostly in literary journalism but also novelists etc, with the aim of helping you to recognise what constitutes first-rate writing.

Core modules

Landlord and Tenant and Planning Law LAC509
Property law covers everything from rent reviews or terms of lease to planning. Learn about lease agreement conditions, breaches, subletting and resale, and explore the complexities of permitted development and planning enforcement.

Legal and Criminological Theory LAC510
What is the purpose of law? How does criminology help? Explore why the law is the way it is, develop your theoretical understanding, and discuss concepts such as fairness, morality, punishment and rights.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of two possible options

Employment Law LAC511
Explore the changing landscape of employment law in the millennial age, from environmental and technological factors to equality and flexible working – and better negotiate your own rights in the workplace.

Intellectual Property Law LAC512
Investigate the law around creative activity, and how it incentivises and rewards social and technological progress. Explore the main areas of intellectual property – Copyright, Trade Marks and Patents – and enhance your commercial awareness.

Core modules

Photographing Communities CUP545
Develop a community-focused photographic project in this practical module. Refine your concepts; plan the project; explore documentary approaches, location lighting and capture; and learn how to edit, enhance and present material for maximum impact.

Producing for Online Platforms CUP546
Develop your content career for today’s media landscape, combining entrepreneurial creative ideas with the ability to research, market and sell them effectively to a chosen platform and targeted audience.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of two possible options

Social Media Marketing CUP547
Investigate the production and management of online content, from audience identification to measurement objectives, and learn to consider the technical, logistical, regulatory, ethical and editorial aspects of a social media campaign.

Drama Production: Managing Projects CUP547
Develop, plan and implement a team creative project from script to screen. Focus on pre-production as a project management process, explore narrative concepts and storytelling strategies, and develop your leadership and practical production skills.

You must have some previous technical knowledge in order to follow this pathway. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Core modules

The Promo FDA533
Promos, teasers and trailers are a potential source of income and employment throughout your career. Explore the evolving landscape of the ‘promo film’, along with practical and professional skills to complement your creativity.

Intermediate Major Project FDA534
Combining the creative, technical and theoretical knowledge you have developed so far, you will engage in the creation of an emotionally impactful and technically proficient short film on this dry run for your final major project.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of three possible options.

Intermediate Post-Production FDA536
Building on editing and various sessions on post-production sound during level 4, this module enables you to further develop and hone your craft by working on more ambitious and complicated tasks and projects.

Intermediate Production FDA535
Building on the skills gained in previous years, this module will focus on understanding the creative freedoms that are unleashed when we are able to make more specific and conscious (technical and creative) choices.

Intermediate Research and Writing FDA537
This module gives you the exciting opportunity to develop your skills and specialist knowledge at this intermediate stage of your journey as a researcher or screenwriter.

We recommend that students have prior experience of acting.

Contemporary Theatre CUP554
You will learn how digital technologies and social networking have changed the concept of performance – the computer is now the largest virtual stage in the world, watched through the proscenium arch of the screen.

Monologues CUP553
Develop your acting skills through solo performance. Learn and work on monologues that can be used as audition pieces for showreels, self-tapes and live professional auditions after university.

Theatre Production CUP552
Perform a full-length theatre production for a public audience! Demonstrate your acting skills in an intense, scripted production project.

Experiential Narrative VIC515
This module will introduce you to the design fundamentals of experiential graphic design showing you the essential, unique concepts that differentiate experiential design from graphic, industrial and media designers.

Independent Project VIC516
In this module you will undertake writing a design brief for a print campaign / book / or digital product and develop the necessary skills needed to undertake research, analysis, evaluation and visual development of that brief.

Commercial Practice VIC517
This module encourages you to engage in competitive aspects of practice. It involves live projects, competitions or briefs from local, national or international companies.

Critical Discourse VIC509
In this module you will research both primary and secondary sources across a selected number of areas you are personally interested in, reflecting on your research and evaluating the right path of enquiry.

Observed Community VIC510
This module deals with social issues, giving you the opportunity to develop a campaign that will bring awareness to a current issue and evidence your approach to implementing an attitude change to the area.

Narrative Illustration VIC523
This module explores different forms of illustrated narrative and sequence as a means of telling a story. You will explore how to access and visually interpret and interact with a given text in a personal and creative way.

Production VIC527
This module will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and through your own pro-activity and time spent engaged with making, you will refine your visual language and technical making skills.

Engagement VIC528
This module examines some of the canonical examples of participatory and social engagement practices in art, as well as theoretical positions that situate these practices.

Collaboration VIC529
This module brings together all of your learning up to this point through a public event or exhibition that is achieved through collaboration with your peers.

Core modules

Architectural Visualisation FTV400
This module will introduce you to 3D and 2D photorealism skills that are common throughout CGI as well as being specific to the Architectural Visualisation industry. As well as precise modelling, physically based lighting and materials and up-to-date rendering practices, you will be encouraged to develop still images artistically using 2D post-production techniques.

VFX/Simulation FDA500 
It might be a stereotype, but all Hollywood VFX blockbusters seem to have things exploding, buildings collapsing, tidal waves, smoke, fire and various other forms of disaster. You can make these things happen too (inside a computer only!). While the computer can help you create these effects, the artistic considerations such as drama, narrative and impact are key and the way you control the simulation involves a very different skill set.

Optional modules

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. You can pick one out of two possible options

Advanced Drawing FDA502
There is no better way to explore your creativity than through traditional drawing and this will free you to create concepts and ideas for your digital work in other units and to develop your own artistic style. Using traditional drawing methods you will explore areas such as the human figure, movement and composition while continuing to develop practical skills, observation and recall.

Technical Art FDA503
You will be introduced to scripting as a tool to extend the capability of the software you use for CGI and VFX and apply it in different areas of the pipeline.

Technical Design ADB503
This module will enable you to produce advanced technical details building on the knowledge and skills gained from previous modules. Key to this module is developing a problem-solving approach to realise design into built form through the generation of detailed technical solutions.

Sustainable Refurbishment ADB505
The module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to identify refurbishment solutions to improve building performance, align it to future needs and produce reports and record drawings of buildings.

Procurement and Project Management ADB504
This module will expose you to the nitty-gritties involved in procuring and successfully managing a construction project.

Modern and Contemporary Studies ADB529
This module builds on your level 4 module History of Design and extends your knowledge of developments in interior design.

Interior Detailing ADB510
This module aims to further develop your understanding of the relationship between conceptual design and the built form through technical detailing and specification of interior elements, interior products and components.

Sustainable Refurbishment ADB505
The module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to identify refurbishment solutions to improve building performance, align it to future needs and produce reports and record drawings of buildings.

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