Film and Documentary Studies Program
Film and Documentary Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores a wide range of filmic texts from a variety of cultural, national, and generic traditions. The program includes three degree offerings: (1) a minor in Film Studies, (2) an LVAIC minor in Documentary Storymaking, and (3) a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking. As the different components of the program suggest, Film and Documentary Studies privileges both the critical study of film and visual culture as well as the practice of producing film and storymaking. We specifically encourage all our students to build professional portfolios of their filmic projects. Students from across the University enroll in our programs, benefiting from an interdisciplinary and international faculty.