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Documentary (MCC333)

Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Description This unit introduces students to the main issues and debates in the study of documentary film from the perspective of history, genre, theory and ethics, as well as its social and cultural functions. The unit shows how documentary techniques influence the way we organise knowledge about the world, and the way we represent ourselves and others. The unit will also have a production component where students will have the option to make a 10-minute documentary from 'found' material.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; screenings: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Note: Lectures and tutorials for this unit commence in Week 1 of the semester.
Prerequisites MCC116 Introduction to the Screen (or MED116 Introduction to Screen and Sound Studies or MED116 Introduction to Screen Studies).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MED333 Documentary may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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