Semesters

MMP307 Documentary Film Theory and Analysis

Course code: 
MMP307
Duration: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
15
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2020 Spring
Program of study: 
Master in Media Practices
Assessment semester: 
2020 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, we thematize perspectives and problems fruitful in regards to the analysis of 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
  • Advanced knowledge of the history of documentary film.
  • Solid knowledge of how documentary films and TV reports presents and represents reality.
  • Solid knowledge of rhetorical devices in film in general and documentary film in particular.
  • 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.
Learning outcome skills

 

  • Skills in analyzing existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field of documentary, and skills in working independently with practical and theoretical problem solving.
  • Skills in using theory of documentary film in producing and analyzing one’s own productions.
Learning outcome qualification
  • Ability 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. 2-3 written texts, and a very short documentary production.
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. 2-3 written texts, and a very short documentary production.
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