This course has two equal components. Theoretical – insight into the history of documentary filmmaking, systematisation of the non-fiction film genres and study of the main differences between documentary “schools” (classroom review and discussion of the best films is one of the key points in the learning process). Practical part focuses on mastering the basic techniques of directing and building drama. The end result of this course is the first collective film of the group, and the development of individual documentary that will exhaust diploma film of the second year. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the basics of producing documentaries on their own experience and practical tasks.