J286 History and Future of Documentary

The History and Future of Documentary explores the evolution of U.S. documentary film from the 1920s to new developments in the space. We will examine how cultural movements and innovation have shaped documentary film, current trends, and the future of the field. In addition, we will cover producing documentaries for broad audiences and on documentary materials, structure, genre, points-of-view, and ethics. Please note that this course is a prerequisite for graduate students who are considering specializing in documentary.



Time:  Wed 9am–12pm

Location:  101 North Gate (Production Lab)

Class Number:  26823

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Required for any student thinking about pursuing documentary in their second year.