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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 16/04/2014
ASPE0006-1  Research methodology in performing arts

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Performing Arts, Teaching Focus, 1st year4
Master in Performing Arts, Professional Focus in Film and Audiovisual Studies, 1st year4
Master in Performing Arts, Professional Focus in Documentary Films, 1st year4
Master in Performing Arts, Professional Focus in Performing Arts and Digitalised Images, 1st year4
Lecturer :  Marc-Emmanuel Mélon
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
All year long
Course contents :  
This course helps first year students to design and develop their dissertation project.
During the first part (10 hours), there are general presentations on the different aspects of research methodology: what is a research field? What is a research issue? How to develop the theoretical framework within which the issues are placed? How to build a body of knowledge? What is an analysis? What is an hypothesis? During the second part, students build their research project with their director
Learning outcomes of the course :  
General objectives: to acquire an effective and efficient way of working which can immediately be used in the end of year dissertation. Specific objectives: at the end of the course, students will have built solid foundations for their research, set out in a 20 page "dissertation plan", upon which they can then build their end of year dissertation.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
The final piece of work consists of drafting a "dissertation plan", around 20 pages long, which serves as an examination.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
Assessment methods and criteria :  
The dissertation plan has to be firmly set up.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Lecturer: Marc-Emmanuel Mélon, lecturer
Department of the arts and sciences of communication - cinema and audiovisual arts section, Place du 20 Août, 7 - Building A1 - 2nd floor - tel. 04.366.32.55
Assistant: Jonathan Thonon
Place du XX-Août, 7, 4000 Liège. Tel.: +32 (0)4 366 52 32.-

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