|Delivery length / details
|10 x 3 Hour Lectures
|10 x 1 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|Assignment 1: 2500 word essay
|Assignment 2: 2500 word essay OR 1x5 minute video essay
|Assignment 1: 2500 word essay - (to a new title)
|Assignment 1: 2500 word essay - (to a new title) OR 1x5 minute video essay
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. To demonstrate an intelligent awareness of debates about documentary film and documentary film movements.
2. To critically evaluate models of documentary theory.
3. To critically apply models of documentary theory to the texts under consideration.
4. To show an analytical understanding of a range of filmic texts.
‘The Documentary Tradition’ module takes a chronological journey through the development of documentary film and television from its beginnings to the 1980s. ‘Documentary Screens’ seeks to expand this to the present day and across multiple media and formats.
10 x 2 hour Lecture/Viewings
10 x 1 hour Seminars
Issues of Historiography and Documentary Theory
Documentary Pioneers I: Flaherty
Documentary Pioneers II: Vertov
Grierson and the British Documentary Movement
Jean Rouch and Cinema Verite
The Essay Film
First Person Documentaries
The Creative Documentary
|Application of Number
|Oral communication through the interactive nature of the lecture/workshops (not assessed) and written communication through the essays (assessed). Visual communication will be developed (and assessed) through the video essays.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Feedback provided on the first assignment in order to improve in the second assignment.
|Use of IT in research for assignments.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|This will be developed on a weekly basis through discussion of topics in the lecture/workshop and in the assignments
|Developed through the assignments (written and visual)
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students will develop skills in documentary analysis which they can then apply to their practical engagement with documentary in their creative practice.
This module is at CQFW Level 5