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FS5521: ON DOCUMENTARY: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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

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

  • One of Master of Letters in Visual Culture (Studied) or Master Of Letters In Film And Visual Culture (Studied) or Mlitt In Film, Visual Culture & Arts Management (September Start) (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

More Information about Week Numbers


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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