Final Filmmaking Project: Documentary (855P4)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

In this module, you produce a major documentary video project of 30 minutes duration, utilising appropriate digital technology - with guidance from your supervisor.

You identify a suitable topic, approach and research questions that you wish to explore through the production of the project. This project will normally be based on the material you developed in your Project Research and Development module in the spring, unless there are compelling reasons for pursuing a new topic.

In the process, you compile a relevant filmography/bibliography of relevant film/digital and visual sources, and theoretical critical texts that you will reflect critically on in realising your own creative work.

You also produce a report which analyses your processes and product utilising the concepts you have explored across the MA programme. You may undertake an optional placement as part of your research for this project.


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 600 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.