Aug 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 441 - Documentary Production

Detailed analysis of the creative and technical elements of documentary production. Emphasizes “hands-on” application of production techniques for documentary storytelling from concept through to final product. May be repeated for credit. Combined lecture/workshop.

Prerequisites: COM 341 and admission to either the communication studies, public relations, film, or journalism major. COM 363 and ENG 363 is also a recommended prerequisite.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and critically discuss issues in contemporary documentary including ethics, objectivity/subjectivity, censorship, representation, reflexivity, responsibility to the audience, and authorial voice.
  • Develop a critical approach for examining contemporary documentary storytelling and production techniques.
  • Ability to research & hone a documentary idea, develop and direct a crew, and maintain control through shooting and editing a documentary short.
  • Complete a documentary short which demonstrates a sensitivity to the subject matter and authorial voice as well as mastery of industry standards in production techniques and aesthetics.
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