2020 unit information
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Last updated: 2 June 2020
ACM217/ACM317 Documentary Production Practice
Must complete unit ACF103
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
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
Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit
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
Devise and present documentary proposals and treatments
Create a story from actual events that audiences will engage with and accept as truthful
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Apply production techniques appropriate to documentary
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
Contribute effectively in collaborative teams
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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