NQF credits: 30 at HEQSF level 8

Third-year, first or second-semester course


Dr Julia Cain

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.


A group of 3-5 students work under supervision to make a 24-30-minute documentary on a topic (either historical or contemporary) to be negotiated with the programme committee. There is a combination of group and individual assessment throughout all phases of production on various practical and written outputs as well as a reflective component. This course immerses students into the complexities of creative research practice and group work and requires students to actively engage with technical, aesthetic and ethical issues throughout the project cycle.

DP requirements

Attendance at all scheduled consultations; workshops, pitches, screenings and viewings; punctual submission of all deliverables.


Assessment includes both individual and group marks (production team-based) throughout all phases of production. Pre-production deliverables (45%); production and post-production deliverables including a critical reflection assignment (55%).