Documentary Production

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.

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.

Certificate Requirements

    * 21 credit hours

Required Courses

VIDE 4251 Documentary Production     3 hours
VIDE 1810 Video I     3 hours
Media production course in Film, Video or Interactive Digital Media at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level     3 hours

In addition a minimum of 12 credit hours are to be chosen from the following (6 credit hours from the following production course list AND 6 credit hours from the following theory course list):

Production Courses - 6 credit hours

PHOT 2500 Photojournalism     3 hours
PHOT 3760 Topics in Editorial Photography     3 hours
BRJN 3580 Radio News Reporting and Producing     3 hours
VIDE 3060 Advanced Video Production     3 hours
MEDC 4950 Professional Media Practicum     3 hours

Theory Courses - 6 credit hours

FLST 3170 Topics in Documentary Film Studies OR
PHIL 3110 Philosophy and Film OR
HRTS 3160 Human Rights in Film: Documentaries OR
ISTL 3500 Topics: Human Rights & Documentaries     3 hours
ANSO 2030 Culture and Communications     3 hours
JOUR 2070 History of Broadcasting     3 hours
JOUR 2380 History and Principals of American Journalism     3 hours
JOUR 3120 Free Expression and the First Amendment     3 hours
JOUR 3080 Global Journalism     3 hours
JOUR 3190 Topics in Global Journalism     3 hours