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ACF202 - Documentary Production Practice

Unit details

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2017 unit information

Offering information:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

Trimester 1 offering is not available to students in A351 and A358

Trimester 2 offering is only available to students in A351 and A358


ACM217/ACM317 Documentary Production Practice

Unit chair:

John Cumming


Must have passed 2 units from: ACF103, ACF104, ACM112, ACM120



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


The topics to be addressed in this unit include: contemporary practices, audiences and institutions, modalities of documentary, power and ethics in documentary practice; distinctions between documentary, news, infotainment, and other non-narrative forms; the identification of source material including archive material, and production techniques specific to documentary making.


Project Pitch, 10%, 400 words

Proposal and Treatment, 30%, 1200 word equivalent

Peer/Self-Assessment, 20%

Documentary Production, 40%

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