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The New School - Documentary
The New School’s Certificate in Documentary Media Studies is a one-year, full-time, graduate-level program. The certificate program offers you an opportunity to study documentary history, theory, and practice in a small, intensive program situated in New York City, the world’s documentary capital.
Upon completion of the program, certificate holders will be qualified to enter documentary professions through a variety of routes— documentary director/producer, documentary television business, theatrical distribution business, work with film festivals, film magazines or museums—or to continue graduate school in pursuit of an MA and/or PhD in Media, Anthropology, Film Studies, or related field.
Prague Film School - Documentary program
The documentary film production program at Prague Film School aims at developing students’ story telling abilities through both intensive practical work and documentary film theory and analysis.
MFA Social Documentary Film - SVA
The MFA Social Documentary Film program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of non fiction filmmaking.
Berkeley Digital Film Institute
The documentary track is driven by attendance in the Producing and Directing curriculum,
as well as by pairing the student up with a mentor from Norhtern California.
Berkeley Digital is located within a building, The Saul Zaentz Media Center, which houses
one of the most famous documentary fim communities in the world. The building has been
home to more than ten Academy Award nominated documentary filmmakers.
B.A. degree program in film with concentration in documentary production.
Carolina Film Institute
In the intensive 8-week Documentary program, students work together to produce, direct, and edit a documentary. Students deal with every step of the production process from choosing a topic to distribution. During pre-production, fundamental tools involving research, planning, story development, and interview techniques are dealt with. In the production phase students deal with hands-on camera, lighting, and sound-recording techniques. For post-production the class emphasis is on both the creative side of editing and the hands-on world of nonlinear editing using Final Cut Pro.
This class thoroughly examines what it takes to get one's own documentary project off the ground from grant writing to budgeting. By the end of the program, students have a DVD copy of the documentary project and a set of skills to help them confidently embark on their next projects.
DePaul University Chicago
Courses cover all phases of documentary filmmaking including interview techniques, storytelling with interviews and B roll, and documentary cinematography. For the final project each student will produce a completed documentary film
Duke University Center for Documentary Studies
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University teaches, engages in, and presents documentary work grounded in collaborative partnerships and extended fieldwork that uses photography, film/video, audio, and narrative writing to capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture. CDS values documentary work that balances community goals with individual artistic expression. CDS promotes documentary work that cultivates progressive change by amplifying voices, advancing human dignity, engendering respect among individuals, breaking down barriers to understanding, and illuminating social injustices. CDS conducts its work for local, regional, national, and international audiences.
MA Documentary Practices
This MA Documentary Practices provides students with the opportunity to engage in documentary production at a professional level.
The programme provides options in independent documentary, documentary journalism and reportage, documentary photography, and documentary and human rights. Students engage in researching, developing, writing, shooting, and editing, in a critical context which includes consideration of distribution and exhibition.
The programme is intended for those looking to enhance and develop their production and critical skills in the field of documentary. There is also an option in documentary history and theory.
MET Film School UK
The Met Film School provides practical filmmaking courses, based at Ealing Studios, delivering a range of full-time and part-time courses all taught by working film industry professionals.
Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary Film
The Documentary Center was founded by Michael Rabiger in 1988. It is a dedicated teaching and cultural focus for studying, discussing, screening, analyzing and advancing the documentary genre. The Center supports students in the production of documentary films and provides a diverse course of study designed to help students prepare for a career in documentary filmmaking.
New York Film Academy
The faculty is comprised of award-winning filmmakers. Students from all over the world, some of whom are already getting their films distributed and making an impact before they graduate.The Master Class series offers students the advantage of working directly with documentary’s working masters. Every year, throughout the program, executive level editors and producers from HBO and Discovery, and multiple Academy Award, Peabody Award, Emmy Award and top festival winning filmmakers, producers, editors and cinematographers work with documentary students in small, intimate Master Classes.
No Budget Film School
NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL is a series of classes specifically designed to help the no-budget filmmaker, whether they are working with a budget of $200,000 or $2,000. The lessons, tools, and techniques from these courses are intended to maximize very limited resources and minimize critical errors that can doom otherwise worthy projects.
NYU - Minor in Documentary
The Minor in Documentary was designed for students who are interested in using compelling forms of media as a means of social change. The minor’s purpose is to increase a student's means of storytelling by examining the world we live in utilizing the tools of the documentary filmmaker. Students will be exposed to the history of documentary and non-fiction film and the many varied forms it now comes in, as well as consider the ethics and issues that arise when documenting actual instead of fictitious subjects. Students will be exposed to directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers of documentary films who will share their experiences on why they chose to tell the stories they did and how they went about it. The Minor in Documentary will be the first of its kind offering a structured curriculum that delves into the history, practices the hands-on mechanics of production, and explores the means in which to distribute the final film
Ryerson MFA in Documentary Media - Toronto
The Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media began in September 2007, bringing together the traditions of documentary film and photography with emerging new media approaches to create a unique interdisciplinary program.
While the MFA is centred on production, drawing on Ryerson's tradition of applied education and strong industry and alumni links in film, photography and new media, the curriculum provides for an understanding of the historical and contemporary theoretical framework that surrounds the ongoing development of documentary practices.
Stanford University - M.F.A Documentary Film
Situated in the Department of Art & Art History as part of Stanford’s program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts program in documentary production provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing nonfiction film and video
The Documentary Center, Washington University
For the past 20 years, The Documentary Center at The George Washington University has been committed to teaching documentary film production and to creating non-fiction films for international audiences. Inaugurated in 1990, The Documentary Center has recently been named one of the top ten schools for documentary filmmaking and is one of the few educational centers in the nation that focuses exclusively on non-fiction film. The Documentary Center is a chartered center housed within the Center for Innovative Media in the School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU.
The Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University brings together the storytelling passion and experience of three former members of the nationally acclaimed Documentary Institute at The University of Florida and award-winning filmmaker and Wake Forest faculty member Mary Dalton. Sandra Dickson, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson, co-founders of the Documentary
Institute, named one of Independent Magazineʼs “Top Ten Academic Documentary Programs,” will join Dalton in launching a new graduate program in documentary filmmaking.
Offering students the option of an MA or MFA in documentary production, the Documentary Film Program or DFP will continue a tradition of producing award-winning and socially significant student documentary film.
The Documentary Institute - Wake Forest University
Offering students the option of an MA or MFA in documentary production.
The UT Documentary Center - Texas University
The UT Documentary Center supports the production, distribution, and study of non-fiction work in broadcast, theatrical release, education, new media applications, and print publication. The Center provides professional opportunities for UT students, alumni and the community at large.
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