Fall 2023

Documentary Production

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-441  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-441


Adam R. Levine (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 441 and FAMS 441) Intended for advanced film/video production students, this course will explore creative documentary practice through readings, weekly screenings and production assignments. Each student will complete a series of projects working both as a single maker and in collaboration with other members of the class. Topics may include: shooting the interview; scripting, performance and reenactment; history and narrativity; place and space; ethnography and the “embedded” filmmaker. We will also host visiting filmmakers and, where possible, visit a cultural institution which supports and screens cutting-edge documentary work.

Requisite: A prior 200-level production course or relevant experience (to be discussed with the instructor in advance of the first class). Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Professor Levine.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to FAMS and ARHA majors, then attention will be given to achieving a mix of majors and Five College participation

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Not applicable

ARHA 441 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM FAYE 215
Th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM FAYE 215


Other years: Offered in Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2023