Discipline of Music

Ethnographic and Video Documentation

Prerequisite Requirement: Approval of the Academic Co-ordinator.

Aim: To provide skills in documentary ethnographic videography.

Content: Ethnomusicological approaches to documenting performance and ritual; scriptwriting and development of

storyboards; advanced editing techniques; biographies of musicians and dancers and their repertoires and performance styles; interpreting and representing expressive culture in films, festivals, texts and museum exhibitions using academic ethnographic research; construction of aesthetics and meaning; ethnography of performance.