TMA 293

History of Documentary and Nonfiction Film

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Introduction to and contextualization of documentary film from its inception to present.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Non-Fiction Films

Learning Outcome

To watch a lot of non-fiction films. And enjoy them *perhaps immensely). Meanwhile: to consider the idea of the nonfiction film from its beginning to the present day; to explore a range of approaches, styles, and individuals associated with the documentary idea; to discuss social and ethical issues that emerge around documentary film making; finally to consider how our own lives (as film makers, film critics, and normal people) are informed and shaped by documentary sensibilities. (or ought to be).