COM229 Documentary Production (8)


This subject develops students screen-based production, planning and research skills. Through the practical production of documentary and information content students study how specific screen-based documentary, and information content is produced. Students research develop and produce a documentary.


+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM229
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Communication (with specialisations) (Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Theatre Media, Radio, Media Practice) Bachelor of Media Communication (phase out)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to present a proposal that demonstrates an understanding of the doccumentart-based genre and relevant production practice.
  • be able to research, develop and produce a documentary-based program or segment
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental techniques in documentary production
  • be able to critically analyse and reflect on documentary production practices.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The documentary genre
  • Research for documentary production
  • Production planning
  • Production processes and practice in documentary
  • Analysis of production within the documentary genre


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.