COMM581 The Art of DocumentaryUpdated: 08 April 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
offered in odd-numbered years
- The Art of Documentary
|Coordinator(s)||Dugald Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit explores documentary as the art of representing reality. It examines how varied documentary genres have developed for different cultural and industrial purposes, and how they express diverse voices and perspectives. We examine the creative, industrial and ethical aspects of documentary, in changing contexts of Australian and international production. Our examples come from film, television and converging digital media. The unit does not include technical screen production, but it covers research and writing for developing documentary ideas. Students have the option of either writing essays about documentary or combining some essay work with a creative project, in which they develop ideas in the script-like format of a 'documentary treatment'.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: