Creative Film Dissertation (EAF3516)

30 credits

This module gives the opportunity to pursue a sustained piece of independent visual media film production of your choosing, in the form of EITHER a short film OR a video essay.. You will have the chance to develop both your imaginative and critical abilities through the completion of this audio-visual work, alongside a critical commentary. In both cases, you must submit an individual film, with your own edit, even if you have worked on the film as part of a team. In the case of the video essay, the  critical commentary should concern a topic closely related to the video essay and should include a self-reflexive discussion of the creative research process as well as evidence of appropriate research. In the case of the short film, you should submit a critical commentary including a self-reflexive discussion of the creative research process, and a justification and explanation of the creative decisions taken using appropriate critical sources.

You will participate in group workshops dedicated to allowing you to explore and discuss ideas and will also receive supervision from a single member of staff allocated to your project.

Module pre-requisite:

  • Video essay: Successful completion of video essay during year 1 or 2 modules, or previous relevant filmmaking experience. In the latter case, prior work must be submitted beforehand to ascertain suitability as determined by the dissertation supervisor.

Short film: Previous relevant filmmaking experience. Prior work must be submitted beforehand to ascertain suitability as determined by the dissertation supervisor