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FITV12-252: Factual and Documentary Production


This subject combines practice with theory as it explores the ever evolving world of factual and documentary production, which is a rapidly growing area of production. Students produce their own factual and/or documentary productions from idea generation, topic research, audience research, and scripting, through to filming, editing and post-production. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Apply a considered ethical approach to factual and/or documentary productions.
2. Critically evaluate and reflect upon factual and/or documentary forms and production techniques;
3. Critically evaluate and analysis the business and marketplace aspects of factual and documentary projects.
4. Research and develop concept proposals for factual and/or documentary projects demonstrating strong storytelling skills.
5. Produce, direct, film and edit factual and/or documentary projects.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020