12 x 1-hour lectures per semester 12 x 1-hour tutorials per semester 12 x 2-hour film screenings per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SCME8009, SCRN2006 has been successfully completed
This topic considers aesthetic forms and ethical components of non-fiction media within their specific historical contexts. Students may encounter a spectrum of non-fiction forms and rhetorics, ranging from older-style documentaries (e.g., expository, expressionist, and observational documentary practices) to televisual production (tabloid journalism, reality TV) to blogs and other newer media formats. The ethics circumscribing non-fiction production are paramount, leading us to consider matters of truth and responsibility as well as a director's accountability to audience and subject.
This topic aims to:
provide students with a chance to become familiar with the rhetorical strategies commonly found within non-fiction media
provide students with an opportunity to formulate an informed opinion about what non-fiction media is, and how it differs from fictional work
assist students in becoming familiar with different non-fiction "modes"
provide students with opportunities to explore the ethics of non-fiction media
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:
demonstrate an awareness of the rhetorical strategies commonly found within non-fiction media
show an understanding of what non-fiction media is and how it differs from fictional media
demonstrate knowledge of different non-fiction "modes"
show an understanding of ethics in non-fiction media
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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