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Postgraduate Course: MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation Final Project (CLLC11143)

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
SummaryThis forms the final piece of work undertaken by students on the Masters programme in Film, Exhibition and Curation. In keeping with the programme's innovative approach, students will submit a final project in the form of one of a choice of designs. Each of these projects is designed to enable students to apply and engage with the critical concepts explored across the programme; to integrate theoretical and applied approaches; and to develop specific areas of academic and professional competence.

Information on the requirements to progress to the final project/dissertation is available in the Taught Assessment Regulations.
Course description Students on MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation are offered the choice of three models of Final Project:

- dissertation
- applied research report or industry report
- portfolio.

Details of the forms of these projects are given below:

- dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a selected topic related to film exhibition and curation

- applied research report or industry report on a selected topic related to film exhibition and curation, not to exceed 15,000 words. This project may be undertaken individually or collectively.

- portfolio documenting the design and delivery of an event, group project, moving image project or other project related to film exhibition and curation. This portfolio will encompass critical and contextual work and will contain informed reflection on the interaction between research and applied work. This project may be undertaken individually or collectively. Group submissions may contain some element of individual writing. The length of submission will be determined by supervisors and students in advance in relation to the project, group size and a level of work commensurate to other final projects.

Students will be offered guidance from course tutors on idea development and on appropriate models of research and selection of final project form.

Students will receive regular supervision according to a scheduled timetable across semester three. Students are expected to show independence in managing their research, writing and liaison with their supervisor. 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 2024/25, 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 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 578 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students will submit a final project, taking one of the following forms: a singly authored dissertation of 15,000 words (excluding bibliography and notes); an industry report of 15,000 words (excluding appendices and supporting material); a portfolio demonstrating the conception and production of an event or exhibition (actual or virtual), in the case of group submissions it may contain some element of individual writing. The length of submission will be determined by supervisors and students in advance in relation to the project, group size and a level of work commensurate to other final projects.

The final project is weighted at 60 credits. 100% of the final grade will be awarded to the submitted dissertation, report or portfolio.
Feedback Detailed written feedback is provided on Final Projects.
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 either an academic dissertation of 15,000 words; or an applied research report; or as a portfolio submission, documenting the development and delivery of a creative project alongside informed critical reflection
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify, define, research and critique a question of relevance to contemporary film culture and of value to the student researcher, with a significant degree of autonomy
  3. Apply their knowledge of the field of film exhibition and curation in relation to relevant theoretical and institutional frameworks, and in terms of applied practice; and demonstrated 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 film exhibition and curation
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Course organiserMs Jane Sillars
Tel: (0131 6)50 2945
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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