- Our dissertation is for MDA3400 is divided into three main pathways: 1. An 8000 word essay, 2. A 35 page screenplay or 3. A 12 minute short film.
- The teaching pattern across the two terms works out as follows: Term 1 is mainly made up of normal teaching and workshops, while Term 2 is much more hands-on, and getting into the meet of drafting and production, depending on what you go with. Some of the aforementioned workshops include Pitching, Reading circles and Reflective workshops.
- The other main modules are MDA3300 Film Research and Context and MDA3200 Film Theory, both fairly self-explanatory.
- Key advice from the tutors, as well as some guest Third Year speakers, is to develop you diea for you chosen subject over the summer break, and have at least three general ideas for said subject. Also, if you chose to go for making a film, you should write a script over said break, and bring in to workshops for review and advice.
As for the seminar itself, it was well described and thorough, and it was interesting to get some immediate perspective from Third Year students, whose shoes we can more immediately get into as opposed to a teacher just telling us. I know it will be another whirlwind of events and troubles, bu I await next year with much curiosity and anticipation.