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The certificate in documentary production is designed to give students from all academic disciplines within the university an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of documentary production and documentary film studies.

Students will complete courses in media production focusing on the documentary, classes in the history of documentary film and media, and courses that support the theoretical foundations of documentary studies in such areas as anthropology and media studies.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the history of international documentary filmmaking
  • Acquire production skills to research, write, film, edit and distribute documentary productions in moving image media
  • Understand the theoretical foundations of documentary filmmaking in other academic disciplines, including anthropology and media studies

Documentary Production Academic Programs

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