Course Description

Course Name

Forms of Documentary

Session: VLNS3420

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


Assessment: class presentation [20%], blogs (3 x 500 words) [30%], essay (2500 words) [50%]
Prerequisite(s): FLM020C111Y/FLM020C112A/FLM020C114S

This module undertakes detailed study of different forms of documentary representation in film and television, and investigates how they have been shaped and transformed by social, institutional, intellectual and technological circumstances. Drawing on a wide range of examples from historical and contemporary documentary practice, the module provides a broad-based knowledge of the development of documentary as a distinct area of film and television production, and of the ethical, philosophical and contextual issues relevant to understanding and evaluating documentary representations of the world.

*Course content subject to change