Filming Entrepreneurship

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Filming Entrepreneurship

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Academic Skills: The student is able to question predominant ideas about entrepreneurship, and form their own. They are able to communicate these ideas visually, i.e. through moving images.

    Knowledge: Students have a deeper and enhanced understanding of entrepreneurial ‘real’ life, and the various presumptions attached to the phenomenon.

    Bridging Research and Practice: The student will have experienced various facets of entrepreneurial ‘real’ life. Social Skills: The student is able to work in a small team.

    Broadening your Horizon: The student is able to come up with and explore a (divergent) set of ideas (rather than focus on just one idea/solution), and play with perspectives.

    Self-Awareness: The student is able to be curious, and to (critically) reflect on his/her own ideas about entrepreneurship, in relation to extant entrepreneurship knowledge.

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course aims at facilitating students in experiencing, exploring, discovering and ‘reporting’ about entrepreneurship as a real-life and dynamic phenomenon and as an on-going process. Likewise, your ability to look, think, and report in a ‘visual’ way will be stimulated. In this course, we break with linear conceptualizations of entrepreneuring as a ‘neat’, straight road to success, a correct execution of a sound plan, based on a good idea, a well-spotted opportunity, or other such dominant (abstract) ideas. Instead, we are going to play with other, perhaps not so common ideas about entrepreneurship. During this course, you (in pairs) create a (short) film about entrepreneurship so as to ‘activate’ your own curiosity, and to – visually – communicate your ideas and perspectives.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Interactive lectures and work group meetings

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Assignment 1: short film (group assessment)
    Assignment 2: individual paper (individual assessment) Mandatory attendance work group meetings

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