Storytelling to Inform, Inspire, and Incite

Fusion of Theory and Practice

Some programs emphasize theory. Others focus on production. The Documentary Studies and Production degree is a creative synthesis of both.

In your very first semester, you will take 12 communications credits in the Park School so that you are fully immersed in your major. Courses include Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Cinema Production 1, Introduction to Journalism, and S’Park!: Igniting Your Future in Communications.

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.

Compilation of films made by Documentary Studies & Production students

Where Are Our Alumni?

Our students are well-prepared to assume roles in news organizations, production houses, and to function as independent documentarians. Many of them secure prestigious grants and fellowships; for example, we have had three recent graduates accepted into the very selective Sundance Ingite Fellowship program.

Check out our alumni page to see what you can do with this degree.

Documentary Studies Program Contact Information

Questions about the Documentary Studies program? Please contact

John Scott, Program Director
Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies