Semesters

MMP307 Documentary Film

Course code: 
MMP307
Duration: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
15
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2021 Spring
Program of study: 
Master in Media Practices
Assessment semester: 
2021 Spring
Language of instruction: 
English
Course content

The subject is based on central theoretical questions linked to fiction and documentary film. Through critical discussions of these theories and experiences through self-directed practical work, we thematize perspectives and problems in documentary films.

Learning outcome

In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:

Learning outcome knowledge

The student

  • will have advanced knowledge of the history of documentary film
  • will have solid knowledge of how documentary films and TV reports presents and represents reality
  • will have solid knowledge of rhetorical devices in film in general and documentary film in particular
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Learning outcome skills

The student

  • will have skills in analyzing problems and questions related to the documentary profession, based on the history, traditions and singularity of documentary film, and its role in society
  • will have skills in analyzing existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field of documentary
  • will have skills in working independently with practical and theoretical problem solving
  • will have skills in using theory of documentary film in producing and analyzing one’s own productions
Learning outcome qualification

The student

  • will have sbility to refer to theories and productions contextualizing the role and significance of documentary film and TV reports in society and democracy
  • be able to participate in public debate, thereby to increase the quality of documentary film and TV reporting
Working and learning activities

Lectures, seminars and film screenings.

Assessment requirements

None

 

Evaluation system
Minimum number of students: 
5
Maximum number of students: 
40
Person in charge: 
Trygve Selnes Nielsen
This course is part of these study programs
Master in Media Practices
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
PortfolioIndividual1WeekA-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing gradeSubmission of work done throughout the course: a 5000 word film analysis and a very short documentary production including a short reflection paper.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Portfolio
Grouping:Individual
Duration:1
Type of duration:Week
Grading scale:A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Proportion:
Comment:
Supported material:
Scope:Submission of work done throughout the course: a 5000 word film analysis and a very short documentary production including a short reflection paper.
Approval signature: 
Odd Ragnar Hunnes 21.03.20