Documentary Film and Television

Module code: HA2434
Module co-ordinator: Professor James Chapman

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to: 

  • Identify and distinguish between key documentary modes 
  • Explain the significance of documentary practices within film and television history 
  • Employ appropriate criticalframeworks in the analysis of individual documentaries 
  • Reflect on their viewing, reading and seminar engagement


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 20 hours of screenings
  • 159 hours of guided indpendent study

Assessment Methods

  • Module log, 2,000 words (50%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (50%)