NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 9


Dr L J Modisane

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for a Master’s programme.


The course explores a range of key African filmmakers, taking into account the historical, cultural and social contexts that inform their work. Crucial to this exploration is an appreciation and understanding of the theoretical and philosophical frameworks that may most usefully be deployed in uncovering the complexities of the films: from the ground-breaking thought of Frantz Fanon through the permutations of postcolonial theory to work on exilic and diasporic cinema and various postmodern and post- national investigations.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


Weekly journal entries of 1000 words each 20%; one seminar presentation of 2000 words 10%; two 6000-word essays 35% each.