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ACF202 - Documentary Production

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Vikrant Kishore
Trimester 2: Vikrant Kishore
Previously:

ACM217/ACM317 Documentary Production Practice

Prerequisite:

Must complete unit ACF103

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ACM217, ACM317

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood campus on the scheduled days during the trimester, commencing in week 1

Note:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Content

The topics to be addressed in this unit includes: 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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Devise and present documentary proposals and treatments

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2

Create a story from actual events that audiences will engage with and accept as truthful

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Apply production techniques appropriate to documentary

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Contribute effectively in collaborative teams

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Project Pitch 1200 words or equivalent (written and oral presentation) 30% Week 3
Assessment 2 (Group) - Proposal and Treatment 1200 words 30% Week 7
Assessment 3 (Group) - Documentary Production 1600 words 40% Week 11

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Project Pitch 1200 words or equivalent (written and oral presentation) 30% Week 3
Assessment 2 (Group) - Proposal and Treatment 1200 words 30% Week 7
Assessment 3 (Group) - Documentary Production 1600 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACF202
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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