Nonfiction Storytelling

Course Description

Covers the development of nonfiction media content for the screen. Students develop project ideas for short subject programs such as profiles of a person, a process and/or a place. Written products include outlines, treatments, and conceptual storyboards that incorporate images, text, audio, and video elements. Project ideas will be adapted for the Production I practicum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of a nonfiction media program.
  • Identify valid sources of information used in the development of nonfiction media projects.
  • Classify documentary projects based on formal elements, approach, and style.
  • Summarize the story of a documentary narrative.
  • Construct a treatment for a nonfiction media project.
  • Incorporate images, text, audio, and video elements into a nonfiction project.

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