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Documentary Film: History, Theory and Practice, 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Culture and Mediaproduction - KMU
  COURSE CODE   739G06
Having completed the course the student will be able to:
- integrate film production work with theory and history of the documentary film genre,
- produce a short documentary film narrative,
- analyse film content and documentary films in relation to contemporary theory.
The course introduces students to practical filmmaking, the history of documentary cinema, and to many of the films that have contributed to that history. The course will also survey the development of documentary film theory, all of this in parallel with the development of a documentary film production.
The course is a laborative production course aiming to blend theory and practice. The course will support the following thesis: films are texts that we read, and we should consider even academic writing as possibly taking shape in a cinematic form. Filmmaking, here, is intellectual production work. The film historical arc of the course will be broad, starting with the first films literally, proceeding through the development of the term documentary itself, and continuing through subsequent developments in the field up to more recent times. From the first meeting, the film project within the course will be developed in dialogue with the historical and theoretical components.
The course will consist of group production work, screenings and lectures. Students will make oral presentations as well as complete a documentary film production.
Language of instruction: English.
The students are required to make a video production related to the subject chosen. Texts, such as production synopsis-treatment and log book are to be written in English.


Documented knowledge of English equivalent to ”Engelska B” is required, or an international proficiency test TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. iELTS: at least overall score 6.0. At least one semester of undergraduate studies.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Documentary Film: History, Theory and Practice
Documentary Film: History, Theory and Practice, intermediate course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISAK - Department of Society and Culture
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 739G06      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Culture and Mediaproduction - KMU          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     KMU   TE