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. Our degree is the only undergraduate program in the country that emphasizes theory and application, production and liberal arts.

In your very first semester, you will take 12 communications credits in the Park School, more than in any other major. Courses are: 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.

To learn more about our program, check out the amazing work of our students, alumni, and faculty.

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IC student wins national award for documentary on refugees
IC student wins national award for documentary on refugees
Students Win College Television Awards
College Television Awards pic

Two student documentaries were honored this year at the College Television Awards, a national competition sponsored by members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.

The event, held in Los Angeles, recognized students for excellence in video, digital, and film work.

To see photos from the event, click here.