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Individual Research Project - TFT00041H

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mariana Lopez
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module allows students to research their own final year project in an area of film, television or convergent media of their choosing. The emphasis is on depth and originality of study.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

To allow students to devise, research and write up an independent research-led project on an appropriate topic within the field of film and television. The project may be primarily a work of critical analysis, creative or technical, the final outcome may be a dissertation, a screenplay, a software artefact + technical report, a short documentary or experimental film + report

Module learning outcomes

· Be able to work independently on a substantial research project involving the use of appropriate research techniques and methodologies

· Be able to identify a topic and formulate appropriate research questions relevant to this topic in the creation of a project

· Understand how to address a specific research question through the deployment of appropriate critical, analytical, creative and/or technical activities and techniques

· Know how to identify, access and utilise appropriate research materials from archives, libraries and other sources relevant to the project

Be able to deploy appropriate critical, analytical, creative and/or technical methodologies in the writing or production of a dissertation, screenplay, report or digital artefact


Task Length % of module mark
Project proposal
N/A 20
Research artefact
N/A 80

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Project proposal
N/A 20
Research artefact
N/A 80

Module feedback

Written and oral feedback will be provided at the summative proposal stage

On-going feedback will be provided via the 6 supervisory sessions

Indicative reading

Each individual project will have its own key texts advised by the relevant supervisor

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