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FS5521: ON DOCUMENTARY: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 15:18


Course Overview

This course will explore the history of the documentary film and theoretical approaches for interpreting its context, allowing students to engage in production by putting into practice methodologies they have studied through a series of seminar discussions, workshops and screenings. Students will work in teams to research and video a project, utilizing the Media Lab’s facilities to complete the work through post-production.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Letters in Visual Culture (Studied) or Master Of Letters In Film And Visual Culture (Studied) or M Litt in Creative Writing (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore the history of the documentary film and theoretical approaches for interpreting its context, allowing students to engage in production by putting into practice methodologies they have studied through a series of seminar discussions, workshops and screenings. Students will work in teams to research and video a project, utilizing the Media Lab’s facilities to complete the work through post-production.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:  video project (30%), 1,000-word reflective report (20%), 2,500-word essay (50%).


Resit;  1 5,000-word research essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Verbal and written feedback on practice-based project work, written feedback on reflective report and assessed essay.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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