Research for Film and Media

Course Code: BFMP 2003

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Those who work in film and media need to be lifelong learners who can locate, evaluate and digest information from popular and scholarly sources and effectively communicate what they have learned to a variety of audiences, as they develop and research their projects. In this course, students develop critical reading and analytic skills through paraphrasing and summarizing; practice effective written communication through analysing and producing persuasive texts; and learn techniques for academic research by producing a final research project which requires them to develop a documentary media idea by thoroughly researching the popular and academic research in the field, and analyzing their methodologies in light of issues of representation and media literacy. Students read and analyse film and media works from a variety of sources focusing on issues of representation, violence and commercialization in media, and the impact of media on society.