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
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions

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

Bachelor of Media Communication (phase out)

Assumed Knowledge


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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.