University of Technology Sydney

52653 Creating Documentary

Requisite(s): 52652 Drama Production AND 52651 Exploring Media Arts
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54031 Composing the Real AND 58115 Composing the Real


This subject explores conceptual and production approaches to documentary. Students are introduced to the theory, skills and techniques used to make and critically understand documentary productions. In addition, they examine alternate forms such as hybrid, animation, and emerging non-fiction forms. Activities include practical sound and moving image exercises and the production of short documentaries. Throughout the subject, students investigate ethical issues associated with documentary and expand their understandings of how to work with the creative treatment of actuality.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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