Nonfictional Dramaturgy

This course explains the narrative forms of non-fictional content, development and different approaches to documentary films, TV documentaries, magazine features and special forms (docu-soaps, etc.). Furthermore, the course looks at the structure and resolution of complex subject matters as well as different styles of documentary filmmakers. Documentary concepts will be analyzed by means of film examples and exercises. • Development and narrative structure of documentaries, • Magazine features and special forms (docu-soaps, etc.)• Structure of film reports• Cinematic resolution of complex subject matters• Image-to-text gaps• Film analysis and exercises (in cooperation with the course Film, TV and Media Techniques)This course explains the narrative forms of non-fictional content, development and different approaches to documentary films, TV documentaries, magazine features and special forms (docu-soaps, etc.). Furthermore, the course looks at the structure and resolution of complex subject matters as well as different styles of documentary filmmakers. Documentary concepts will be analyzed by means of film examples and exercises. Development and narrative structure of documentaries, Magazine features and special forms (docu-soaps, etc.)Structure of film reportsCinematic resolution of complex subject mattersImage-to-text gapsFilm analysis and exercises (in cooperation with the course Film, TV and Media Techniques)

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Schadt, T. (2012): Das Gefühl des Augenblicks, Konstanz, UVK

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Applied methods including macro and micro levels of teaching. Macro methods are case studies, analyses, games and debates. Micro methods are keynote lectures, dialogic learning, film and script analyses and discussions. Students work in groups or in the plenum.

Assessment methods and criteria

One grade for both lecture and tutorial part of class. In total 70 points for final written exam. The tutorial part is worth 30 points (continuous assessment). In total 100 points are to be obtained.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

Film-, TV-, & Media Production (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

2 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After the successful completion of this course the students will be able to analyze the regularities of documentary films and made-for-TV documentary formats. They will be familiar with developmental stages, styles and potential ways of realizing documentary films, and they will be able to understand the design of documentary concepts and market presentations adequate for a concrete project.

Course code

0702-11-04-VZ-DE-20