Creative Film Dissertation (EAF3516)
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 have a chance to discuss ideas with your peers and in supervisions with a single member of staff allocated to your project.
- 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