CPD

Professional Practice in Film Education

This course is aimed at those with experience in teaching moving image education, and/or teachers with experience or interest in using film in the classroom. It is a co-created course, which aims to pool the shared knowledge of this group of students to offer a reflective space to think about the pedagogy and practice of of film education, and develop a coherent, base level of professional standards for film education practice in Scotland.

The course is supported by Screen Scotland and developed in dialogue with key stakeholders in the area of film education. It is an SCQF level 11 Masters-level module with 20 credits attached, allowing students to use those credits to pursue further study at Master’s level if so desired.

Film, and moving image more broadly, is increasingly seen as one of the primary vehicles through which young people can express themselves. Additionally, skills gaps have been consistently identified within the Scottish screen industries, amidst general calls to more concretely embed film and moving image practice within the lives of young people. This course provides students with an opportunity to consolidate existing knowledge, develop new skills, research and discuss professional practice and reflect upon what the core elements of a world-leading film education framework might look like.

About the course

The Professional Practice in Film Education course encourages participants to situate their current and historic working practices within contexts of educational research and research in film studies.

The course will build awareness of the history and development of film education and introduce students to some of the key theories informing current practice.

Participants will take a collaborative approach to the generation of knowledge across the cohort of students taking this course, through online discussions, webinars and, hopefully, face-to-face sessions which will be held at QMU and other relevant venues.

This course is designed to formulate a framework for film education practice in Scotland, around the core knowledge, skills and understanding required to facilitate film education learning in formal and non-formal education settings.

Students are required to design and deliver a film education workshop with peers and reflect upon that workshop in either a spoken (30 minute Viva) or written form (2000 words). The aim of the assignment is to consolidate and reflect upon your learning throughout the course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to provide a supporting statement, list of qualifications and document relevant professional experience. If you are applying for the Screen Scotland-funded fee waiver and grant, please make that clear in your personal statement, as well as commenting on how the fee-waiver and grant would support you to take the course.

Key details

Outcomes: 20 credits – certificate

Start Date and Duration:

  • March 2021
  • 3 months, with bi-weekly online seminars.

Location/Attendance: Online and at QMU and other relevant venues. Face-to-face sessions will be on Saturdays, one in each of April, May and June

Delivery: Online, with some face-to-face

Assessment: Students are required to design and deliver a film education workshop with peers and reflect upon that workshop in either a spoken (30 minute Viva) or written form (2000 words). The aim of the assignment is to consolidate and reflect upon your learning throughout the course.

Application process: Applications should be made via our online application form. ​

Applications: Applications open on 01 December 2020. To apply for this course, visit https://u.qmu.ac.uk/live/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app_crs 

Fees

Fees for Home/EU/RUK students for 2020/21 entry: Fees are £735

Payment can be made by card to QMU's Finance Office on tel: 0131 474 0000 (state the course details). Alternatively, you can ask them for bank transfer details - please quote your full name, the name of the course and year of study for reference if paying by this method

Fee Waiver: There are 12 fee-waiver bursaries, with equivalent grant payments of £735, available from Screen Scotland to support applicants wishing to take this course. Please indicate that you wish to be considered for these bursaries, and outline the reasons why, in your personal statement.

Further information

For further information, including application process, please contact: Robert Munro (rmunro@qmu.ac.uk).

Academic Disabled Student Co-ordinator: Fenella Hodgson, fhodgson@qmu.ac.uk

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