Course Info

DOC 396: Advanced Topics in Documentary (Formerly DC 374)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

This class will be an in-depth examination of a documentary filmmaker, film movement, production style or technique that has had a significant influence on the development of documentary storytelling and expression. Through lectures, screenings, readings, discussions, and creative assignments, students will analyze the distinctive traits of the selected topics within the broader context of cinema history and culture and apply them to their own projects. Specific topics will be selected by the instructor and will vary with each quarter.

This course is repeatable.

Spring 2019-2020

Topic: Cinematic Essay
Section: 901
Class number: 31002
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Winter 2019-2020

Topic: Docufiction
Section: 801
Class number: 25455
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2019-2020

Topic: Filming with Social Change Agents
Section: 401
Class number: 16316
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Topic: Filming with Social Change Agents
Section: 801
Class number: 26777
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 36908
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Topic: Creating the Personal Documentary
Section: 701
Class number: 41621
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus