DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: OVERVIEW
The Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking is a 24-credit program of interest to students who would like to learn the basics of documentary film production without pursuing the additional coursework involved in earning a bachelor's degree. Students in this program develop foundational skills in shooting, scripting, and editing documentaries shot on film or video, grounded in a general understanding of the traditions, principles, and practice of non-fiction film. Beyond the basic production sequence, Certificate students have the opportunity to take 6 credits of electives in film production, content coursework, or independent study, including up to 3 workshop credits.
The Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking is designed to be completed in four 6-credit semesters.
CIN150 - Film Production I: 3 credits
CIN219 - Nonfiction Film: 3 credits
CIN252 - Film Production II: 3 credits
CIN281 - Nonlinear Editing: Final Cut Pro: 3 credits
CIN347 - Documentary Production I: 3 credits
CIN357 - Documentary Production II: 3 credits
Electives in film production, content coursework, or independent study, which may include up to 3 workshop credits: 6 credits
Total credits: 24