Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAOS205
Subject Name New Documentary
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp of 100 level subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Journal/Blog - Critical reflection online journal 20% Journal/Blog - Process journal 30% Project - Documentary project 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject explores contemporary interdisciplinary approaches to the documentary genre. Documentary has expanded beyond traditional linear, expository modes to incorporate a very broad range of creative practices, including, for example, aspects of oral history, social-media and citizen journalism, performance, audio and video installation, and relational and site-specific creative arts practice. Students gain a critical understanding of this expanded field and produce collaborative project work that investigates its creative possibilities. It will prove useful to students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in new forms of documentary.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary and collaborative arts practice
2. demonstrate an understanding of socially engaged creative practice
3. broaden their interpretive and critical skills in reviewing their work through comparison with relevant contemporary artists
4. deepen their fluency in researching contemporary arts practice and discussion of contemporary art movements.


Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
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