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Honours in Film Theory and Practice

Convener

Dr. Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FH3.

(b) Programme requirements:

  • Completion of a BA with a major in Film and Television studies BA in Film and Media Production or a first degree with majors in appropriate cognate subjects.
  • Students transferring from other universities who do not have some background in film and media may apply to the programme convener. The programme committee will consider such applications on an individual basis for their suitability to the programme. Students may be required to do an intensive short production course as a condition of entry.
  • Normally candidates will be expected to have an average of an upper second or better result for their first degree.

Acceptance is on the recommendation of the Programme Convener.


Prescribed curriculum:

The programme comprises four taught courses (96 NQF credits) and a research essay/project (30 credits).

 

(i) Honours students wishing to make a short documentary film must register for:

Compulsory (core) courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM4000W Video Project

30

8

FAM4039F

Documentary Film: Forms and Theories 

24

8

3 Elective courses

 

(ii) Honours students wishing to write a screenplay must register for:

Compulsory (core) courses:

NQF Credits HEQSF level

FAM4001W

Research Essay/Project 30 8

FAM4033S

Writing for Television: Honours 24 8

And/Or

FAM4040F

Writing for Film: Honours 24 8

2/3 elective courses

 

Elective courses:

The remaining courses may be selected from the list below or from courses offered by a cognate department, subject to the approval of the programme convener.

Recommended courses:

FAM4004S

Avant-garde Film 24 8
FAM4017F Advanced Television Analysis

24

8

FAM4034S Theories and Forms of Adaptation

24

8

FAM4036S

Film and Environment 24 8

FAM4038F

Authorship in the Cinema 24 8

FAM4039F

Documentary Film: Forms and Theories (Screenplay student only) 24 8