Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


- Students will be able to recognize the impact of research and theory on current debates about film practice.

- Students will be able to sketch potential research questions that stem from their film practice and artistic vision.

- Students will be able to draft a MA thesis proposal plan that will aid them in the written part of their MA thesis.

Credits: 4

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 16.09.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arturo Delgado Pereira, Susanna Helke

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course will focus on helping students to gain an understanding of different approaches to and methodologies of practice-led research and research through artistic practices. The course will present diversecritical perspectives related to the film medium that will aid students to contextualize their film work within the field of artistic research and theory. The course will also prepare students for the written part of the MA thesis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students will have to attend the lectures and complete the assignments in order to gain credits for this course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, film screenings, independent study and discussions.

    Lectures (1:1 ratio) = 55 hours (máx)

    Independent study (1:2) = 53 hours (máx)

    Total: 108 hours.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

    Maximum number of students 45, minimum 2.

    Students must attend the first session of the course to secure their place of study.