Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will be able to apply diverse developing tools to successfully taker their projects from film idea to film proposal.

Students will be able to present their documentary projects both in writing and in oral presentations (i.e. pitching) to peers and faculty.  

Students will be able to create documentary film proposals following industry standards.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 03.10.2022 - 14.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arturo Delgado Pereira

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    During this course students will bring a documentary film idea that they will develop, present and write. The course will explore the special features of documentary film idea development, screenwriting and preliminary research, as well as different ways of understanding and presenting a screenplay in documentary film.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in the course, developing a documentary film idea and creating a documentary project proposal.  

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures (ratio 1:1): 41 hours (max)

    Independent Studies/Workshop (ratio 1:2): 40 hours (máx)

    Total: 81 hours.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

    Minimum number of students: 2

    Maximum number of students: 12

    Students must attend the first session of the course to secure their place of study.