The Ryerson School of Journalism offers courses in Radio and Television documentary to the senior students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The documentaries found on this site are completed as part of their course work.
You can read the individual course descriptions below.
This is an advanced laboratory course in the craft of planning and preparing radio documentaries. Attention is given in the classroom to the technical, editorial, ethical, and artistic issues that are involved in documentary production. Students then go into the field and assemble a variety of radio documentaries that will vary in length, form and technique.
This is a laboratory course in documentary production.The emphasis is on effective storytelling through the medium of the television documentary. Particular emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the audiovisual and written elements of a documentary. Students will form production teams that will plan, write, shoot, and edit documentaries.