Course Description

Course Name

Documentary Film Seminar

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.



This course surveys the history and contemporary vitality of non-fiction films, teaching students to appreciate the social significance and aesthetic possibilities of the form that is considered the root of cinema. The curriculum is divided into three sections: in the first, we identify the distinctive development and attributes of documentary; the second explores the range of subjects these films can address, including a visit to the largest human rights festival in Europe, and the third samples documentary’s current modes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Demonstrate a general understanding of the history, development, modes, and current state of documentary film;
– Critically discuss varied approaches towards non-fiction filmmaking;
– Demonstrate an understanding of film language, particularly in the modes of documentary.

*Course content subject to change