Subject details

  • Topics
    • Documentary history, production methods and ethics
    • Documentary topics, project proposal, research methods and scripting techniques
    • Pitching, development, treatment and scripting
    • Project proposal
    • Research methods and scripting techniques
    • Pitching, development, treatment and scripting
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

You should develop the skills and techniques required to produce a marketable documentary treatment.

  • Assignment 1 - 2nd Draft Treatment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Critique and Brief Proposal (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research, and Draft Treatment (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Learn the skills and formats used in the production of a documentary script. Using established Australian and International industry criteria and guidelines for documentaries, you develop practical treatment and scriptwriting techniques in conjunction with an understanding of constraints and opportunities.

The subject fosters a collaborative environment in which ideas and observations are discussed. You prepare an industry-format package including project synopsis, treatment, script and marketing brief. Through your studies, you develop the skills and techniques required to produce a marketable documentary treatment.

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