Postgraduate Courses

FAM4004S Avante-garde Film

(Not offered in 2019)

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.

Course convener

Associate Prof. Martin Botha

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline

This course explores a range of alternative and experimental film forms. These include surrealist and dada film and the films of Kenneth Anger, Jan Svankmajer, Bela Tarr, Norman McLaren and Alexander Sokurov. We consider the theoretical and conceptual frameworks within which experimental cinema has been realised. Classes meet once a week and students are required to read and view material in advance.


DP requirements

Attendance at all classes. Punctual submission of all written work.


Two research essays (4,000 words) 40% each; seminar presentation 20%.