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FS45IB: ON DOCUMENTARY: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 23 Aug 2017 12:17


Course Overview

This course will allow students to engage in documentary production by putting into practice methodologies they have studied through a series of seminar discussions, workshops and screenings. Students will research two topics (one assessed and one non-assessed) and work in teams to film them and utilize the Media Lab's facilities to complete the projects through post-production.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Film And Visual Culture (FS) (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?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course will explore the history of the documentary film and theoretical approaches to interpreting its context, and allow students to engage in production by putting into practice methodologies they have studied through a series of seminar discussions, workshops and screenings. Students will research two topics (one assessed and one non-assessed) and work in teams to film them and utilize the Media Lab's facilities to complete the projects through post-production.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 

  • Video project (30%)
  • 1,500-word reflective report (20%)
  • 3,000-word essay (40%)
  • Seminar Assessment Mark (10%)
 

Formative Assessment

One non-assessed video project, which gives students an opportunity to hone their research and production skills before undertaking the second project, which is assessed.

Feedback

The essay is completed during the course and written feedback will be provided. Verbal in-class feedback, including peer feedback, will be provided on both the assessed and non-assessed projects to the production teams, and students are also asked to provide peer-review written feedback. The tutor's written feedback on the assessed project is provided upon completion and marking.

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