Core Module Information
Module title: Masters Thesis

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SCA11139
Module leader: James Mavor
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

Through seminars, supervisions and individual study, you will critically assess and fine-tune your academic research and writing skills. Screenings, guest speakers and lectures will continue to explore key themes in film criticism and in international cinema. These will, where possible, be geared to the individual subjects being investigated in your theses.

You will also read, view and discuss the work of the thinkers and film-makers that are key to your thesis in greater depth. You will synthesise the insights you gain through this research in the completion of your written work.

Supervisions will take place both for the short and feature project, as a whole in teams, and for individual specialists in their chosen disciplines. This will support you collaboratively and autonomously as you prepare your feature project packages and post produce your short film. Supervisions will focus on financial packaging, script editing, pre-visualisation, workflows, talent attachment, cutting room visits, colour grading and sound post to enable you to exercise appropriate judgement in the execution of your work to a professional standard.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Synthesise the preliminary research and arguments you have made into your chosen film-related subject.
LO2: Critically engage with these arguments in the context of associated writings and your continued development as a practitioner.
LO3: Draw conclusions in the completion of your written thesis in the light of these contexts.
LO4: Exercise appropriate creative, technical and project management judgement in your chosen specialism and at a professional level in the production of your practical work.
LO5: Evaluate the relationship between screen ideas and their practical realisation.
LO6: Produce an effective collaboration with cast, crew and other team members.

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