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MA in Documentary Arts

MA in Documentary Arts

Convenor

Dr. Liani Maasdorp


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FM3.

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of an Honours degree or a four-year degree with a focus on Film and Television Studies, Photography, Journalism or cognate disciplines.

Acceptance will be on the recommendation of the Convener, working in collaboration with the programme committee, who will consider applications and may interview candidates. Normally candidates will be expected to have an upper second or better result for their honours degree.


Prescribed curriculum

Master’s students are required to complete a minor dissertation and four taught courses of which no more than two can be at HEQSF Level 8 (4000 level).

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM5012W  Media Creative Production

96

9

FAM5013F Advanced Media Methodology

24

9

FAM5015W Making the Critical Documentary

24

9

And two of the following:

 

 

FAM4039F

Documentary Film: Forms and Theories 24 8
AXL4405S Visual Anthropology (Social Anthropology)

24

8

FAM5016S

Creative Non-Fiction 24 9

FAM5040S

Conceptualising SA Cinema 24 9
FIN5012F Imagining the World in Photographs

24

8


Elective courses

If students have already taken any of the compulsory courses, or an equivalent course elsewhere, they may be allowed to substitute another course with the permission of the convener. In the overall choices, at least two of the courses chosen must be at the 5000 level.