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Postgraduate Course: MSc Intermediality: Dissertation or Practice-based Project with Reflective Essay (CLLC11191)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryStudents on the programme will either write a 15,000 word dissertation OR submit a practice-based project plus an accompanying 5,000 word reflective essay.
Students will receive a minimum of three supervisions and will be expected to liaise regularly with their supervisor and submit material for comment at agreed times. Supervisors will not read and comment on full drafts of the dissertation or reflective essay.
Course description The dissertation topic will be agreed in consultation with supervisors; it should involve the study of intermediality conducted in such a way that the interrelation between at least two media or artistic forms is central to the argument, and engage with a constituted body of intermedial theory.

The practice-based project may be undertaken individually or collectively by groups of up to 5 students. The topic of the practice-based project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors; it should involve the practice and study of intermediality conducted in such a way that the interrelation between at least two media or artistic forms is central to the project and argument. The project may take the form of a video, adaptation, podcast, album, etc., and will be accompanied by a 5,000-word reflective essay on the project. The reflective essay will set out the rationale of the project and contain informed reflection on the interaction between research and applied work that underpins the project. If students choose a group project, the reflective essay will be conceived and submitted jointly by the group of students.

Students will receive supervision according to a scheduled timetable. Students are expected to show independence in managing their research, writing and liaison with their supervisor. Students engaged in a group project are responsible for liaising with one another and managing the collective project. Students will submit material for comment at agreed times. Supervisors will not read and comment on full drafts of the final project; they can offer feedback on selected elements of the final submission in line with the School's guidance on supervision, and at agreed points in the supervisory process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Other Study Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 576 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 2 additional study hours
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework: one dissertation of 15,000 words OR one practice-based project and a 5,000-word reflective essay.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Complete a significant independent piece of research and writing delivered in the form of an academic dissertation of 15,000 words OR a practice-based project of a scope equivalent to a 15,000-word dissertation, accompanied by a 5,000-word reflective essay, documenting the development and objectives of the creative project alongside informed critical reflection
  2. Identify, define, research and deliver a dissertation OR practice-based project of relevance to the field of intermediality and of value to the student researcher, with a significant degree of autonomy
  3. Apply their knowledge of the field of intermediality in relation to relevant theoretical and methodological frameworks and demonstrate their skills in research, project management, and critical and creative thinking
  4. Show that they have understood and are able to utilise the connections between academic approaches and applied practices within the field of intermediality
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills -creative problem solving and research
-critical and reflective thought
-effective and influential communication
-curiosity for learning that makes a positive difference
KeywordsIntermediality,image-text,literature,film,photography,painting,music
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fabien Arribert-Narce
Tel: (0131 6)50 8414
Email: f.arribert-narce@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Gillian.Paterson@ed.ac.uk
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