Screen production enquiry: A study of five Australian doctorates

Susan Kerrigan, Leo Berkeley, Sean Maher, Michael Sergi, Alison Wotherspoon

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Abstract

Within Australian universities, doctoral research in screen production is growing significantly. Two recent studies have documented both the scale of this research and inconsistencies in the requirements of the degree. These institutional variations, combined with a lack of clarity around appropriate methodologies for academic research through film and television practice, create challenges for students, supervisors, examiners and the overall development of the discipline. This paper will examine five recent doctorates in screen production practice at five different Australian universities. It will look at the nature of the films made, the research questions the candidates were investigating, the new knowledge claims that were produced and the subsequent impact of the research. The various methodologies used will be given particular attention because they help define the nature of the research where film production is a primary research method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-109
Number of pages17
JournalStudies in Australasian Cinema
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Kerrigan, Susan ; Berkeley, Leo ; Maher, Sean ; Sergi, Michael ; Wotherspoon, Alison. / Screen production enquiry : A study of five Australian doctorates. In: Studies in Australasian Cinema. 2015 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 93-109.
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