FVP2004 - Documentary


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

FVP2004 is an undergraduate course in film and video production that focuses on traditions and theory related to the documentary film, and the role of the documentary filmmaker in society.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have knowledge of:

  • the history of documentary films
  • different modes of documentary film
  • key concepts in documentary film theory
  • the different forms of expression and distinctive features in documentary films
  • the ethical responsibilities of the documentary filmmaker


Upon successful completion of this course, students will know how to:

  • account for the development of the most prominent periods in the history of documentary
  • account for the most important concepts within the documentary theory
  • conduct an analysis of a documentary film
  • discuss the responsibilities of the documentary filmmaker towards society and community

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and screenings. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English. Students are required to stay updated on information from the department or course director via Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignments

Further on evaluation

The final assessment consists of a 3-day home exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The course reading list is about 600 pages, plus the screened full-length films, programs and series episodes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FILM2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
FILM2201 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Film Studies
  • Film and Video Production
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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