LA876-7-AT-CO:
Audiovisual Translation

The details
2024/25
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn Special
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
20
23 February 2024

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

The module will provide a thorough introduction to audiovisual and multimodal text translation, helping students to develop linguistic and technical skills in this specialised field and thus enhance their employability potential. Students will explore key theories and current trends in audiovisual translation, and will be able to apply their new knowledge in practical projects in subtitling, dubbing and voice-over assignments.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To provide students with an overview of key theoretical concepts and professional practices in Audiovisual Translation, and its relationship to translation issues in general.

  • To provide students with an overview of key theoretical concepts and professional practices in Audiovisual Translation, and its relationship to translation issues in general.

  • To provide students with critical awareness of the linguistic, social and cultural issues associated with Audiovisual Translation.

  • To provide students with understanding of the constraints and creative possibilities associated with the various AVT modalities.

  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to insert themselves successfully into the AVT professional world.

  • To enable students to become proficient users of relevant specialist and open source software.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Demonstrate understanding of key theoretical concepts and professional practices in Audiovisual Translation, and its relationship to translation issues in general.

  2. Demonstrate ability in identifying and successfully overcoming linguistic and cultural challenges in AVT.

  3. Demonstrate understanding of the constraints and creative possibilities associated with the various AVT modalities.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of AVT technical and professional skills, and an understanding of how the industry operates.

  5. Demonstrate ability to work with relevant specialist and open source software.

Module information

Syllabus Information


Among the topics covered are:



  • Definition of AVT

  • AVT modalities

  • AVT as "constrained translation"

  • Introduction to Voiceover

  • Introduction to Dubbing

  • Introduction to Subtitling

  • Accessibility: Subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing (SDH)

  • Accessibility: Audiodescription for the blind and partially-sighted (AD)

  • Open source tools for AVT

  • Challenges and new trends in AVT

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered via:

  • Two-hour lessons each week, combining lecture and practical work.

Bibliography

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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Quiz 1    10% 
Coursework   Quiz 2    10% 
Coursework   Essay (3000 Words)    80% 

Additional coursework information

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Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Reassessment

Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Lexa Olivera-Smith, email: molivera@essex.ac.uk.
Lexa Olivera-Smith
4.322, molivera@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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