The documentary is a creative way of exploring our world. It’s hands-on storytelling that entertains audiences while advancing their understanding. Documentary producers can express their passions through video, film, and photography, and they have a real opportunity to change the world for the better.
The Park School at Ithaca College offers a unique program designed specifically for undergraduates. Some schools emphasize theory without application. Others emphasize production without a liberal-arts background. Our degree emphasizes theory and application, production and liberal arts.
As a student you will take courses in three Park School degrees. Journalism fundamentals are learned in Introduction to Journalism and then expanded with a research-and-interviewing course titled Journalism Research. Students develop their camera and editing skills in both the Television-Radio and Cinema courses. You also learn the aesthetics of film and media, and be able to critically analyze what you produce.
Our faculty includes authoritative scholars and award-winning documentary makers with extensive experience in the field. Your training will enable you to develop practical skills, and you can take advantage of opportunities within the Park School to build your resume and portfolio with documentary films, trailers, and impressive proposal books.
If you’ve been drawn to documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins, Bowling for Columbine, or Super Size Me, this program is for you.