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FS4506: DISSERTATION IN FILM & VISUAL CULTURE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 07 Jul 2020 16:40


Course Overview

Students will have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of their choosing within Film and Visual Culture.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan R Marcus

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FS4501 Dissertation in Film Studies (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of their choosing within Film and Visual Culture.  The length of the Honours Film and Visual Culture dissertation must be between 7000 and 8000 words (inclusive of quotations, footnotes etc., but excluding the bibliography and filmography. Nor are appendices containing transcripts, corpora, questionnaires, or other supplementary information, included in the word count).  These word limits must be strictly adhered to. Unless special permission has been granted in writing by the Head of Programme, dissertations which exceed or fall short of these limits will be penalised by the examiners. Such permission is only given in very exceptional circumstances. Students may elect to include a practical element as part of their dissertation, which could comprise of a 10 to 20-minute film, and in which case they can submit a shorter written dissertation, 5,000-6,000 words in length.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 27, 34

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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

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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For assessment students have two options:

  • One 8000 word dissertation 9100%)
  • One film project (40%) and one accompanying critical dissertation (5000-6000 words)

 

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

Draft material in tutorials

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