|01240273||Faculty of Humanities||Department: School of the Arts|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
This qualification builds on the foundation laid in the undergraduate Visual Studies programme, and offers students the opportunity to engage in research and to start developing their own field of interest and specialisation, which can then be pursued in further postgraduate studies.
Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency
DRA 710 may be chosen in consultation with the programme manager.
Minimum credits: 120
Select ONE of the following:
VKK 756 Cross-media visual and digital scholarship 756
DRA 710 Digital media and performance may be chosen in consultation with the programme manager.
A research report on an approved topic.
This module examines some of the seminal texts and theoretical frameworks in the field of visual culture. As far as possible, these texts and frameworks will be illustrated with reference to the South African context.
New and digital media investigates digital film-making, computer media and the internet in relation to performance and culture. The main emphasis is on digital film production and editing, with a secondary focus on distribution and screening.
This module exposes students to the latest visual and digital humanities tools and scholarship. These may include photo diaries, interactive web documentaries, social media analysis, as well as the mapping and visualisation of data . A three-tiered analysis of images across media is followed, namely the site of production, the image itself and the meanings negotiated in specific social contexts.
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