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FSP3004 Interactive Documentary

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in FSP3004 if FTR3007 has been previously completed.


FSP3004 Interactive Documentary is an advanced course aimed at preparing students to transition into the film industry as new media professionals working in interactive environments. As such, it draws on skills and methods used in previous Film Programme courses. Interactive documentaries, also known as web documentaries or i-docs, are multimedia documentary projects distributed via the internet. They are defined by a number of characteristics and like film or television documentaries, they present a creative interpretation of actuality. This course develops skills and knowledge in factual storytelling within an interactive environment and examines the idea of authorship and individual voice.

This course examines the reframing and repositioning of the word `interactive' as it relates to emerging forms of factual storytelling. Students will expand on skills and knowledge gained in previous courses such as FSP2005 Cinematic Language, FSP2003 Post Production and VFX to develop and build new forms of storytelling in digital, computer and web forms. Students will explore the relationship between theme, form and authorship through case studies and experiential learning.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 21 March 2023