School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Documentary MediaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101935.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101178 - Video Camera and Image Formation, 102830 - Documentary: Factual Screen Media

101927 Foundations of Media Arts and Production

102406 Screen and Sound Practices 1

About this Unit
In 2022, this unit replaced by 102830 - Documentary: Factual Screen Media. The focus of this unit is on producing documentary-based innovative work that values artistic expression, aesthetics, social awareness, and an engagement with local communities. Students in this unit investigate topics that are significant to local and global audiences. The unit explores a wide range of documentary forms and strategies across different platforms including television, independent and activist documentary and interactive documentary. The unit combines studies in documentary ideas, histories and practices opening up possibilities for documentary work created from political, cultural or personal points of departure. All necessary technical skills are taught as part of the core production coursework.

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