Study Programmes 2015-2016
Film and visual arts theory
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in modern languages and literatures : Germanics (120 ECTS)5
Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5
Master in performing arts (120 ECTS)4
Lecturer :
Marc-Emmanuel Mélon
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
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.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
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.-