Documentary, Reality TV and 'Real Lives' (P4041)
30 credits, Level 6
During this documentary module you'll analyse documentary production in its historical and cultural context and focuses on new developments in documentary production, reality TV formats, feature documentary and alternative documentary production. In addition we'll address emerging documentary production in the developing world.
The module covers foundational thinking in documentary; theorisations of different modes of documentary; reality TV; debates over documentary's truth claims; the boundary between documentary and fiction; dramatisation and reconstructions; and international independent documentary production.
60%: Lecture (Film)
100%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 23 hours of contact time and 277 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Anthropology and Cultural Studies BA
- English and Media Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and Media Studies BA
- Film Studies BA
- Filmmaking BA
- Global Media and Communications BA
- Journalism BA
- Media Production BA
- Media and Communications BA
- Media and Cultural Studies BA
- Sociology and Cultural Studies BA