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Register Now! Upcoming Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Photograph taken at the 1984 State Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photograph taken at the 1984 State Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Spaces remain in several upcoming Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education classes, all with start dates in October. Classes are either held at the CDS or online through a virtual session. For more information, class details, and to register, click the class links below.

Story Collecting: Methods and Practices in Modern History (Nora Wheatherby)
Friday, October 17, 6-9 p.m / Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m-5 p.m. / Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

This weekend workshop will introduce students to the practice of oral history and the art of listening. The workshop will include discussion, listening exercises, guest speakers, and practice interviews.

Documentary and the Three-Act Structure ONLINE | ON-SITE (Joshua Dasal)
Online: Saturday, October 18, 1-5 p.m.
On-Site: Mondays, October 20-December 8, 7-9 p.m.
In this class, students will view and learn to dissect narrative films for the elements of traditional three-act structure and apply those lessons to their own work. Students will not only identify ways to adapt their subject matter to the appetite of a story-hungry contemporary documentary audience but also learn how to deliver commercially viable documentary films for today’s selective environment. *Please note that this course is offered in an online format as well as an on-site format. See links above for details.

The Short Subject Audio Documentary ONLINE (Sarah Reynolds)
Wednesdays, October 22-December 3, 7-9 p.m.
Four to six minute, “feature length” radio stories have become a de facto standard for independent producers. In this class, students will produce a complete story that runs under six minutes, with a varied mix of voice, ambient sound, and narration. *Please note that this course is offered in an online format and will not physically meet at CDS but will instead take place in a virtual session.

The Short Subject, Photography (Bryce Lankard)
Thursday, October 23, 7-9 p.m / Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m-5 p.m. / Thursday, October 30 7-9 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll approach a time-limited subject as a communal project in order to gain a deeper sense of story. Each student will find his or her own angle, and in combination, we’ll collect a well-rounded, multifaceted portrait. *Please note that this semester’s class will document the North Carolina State Fair, which takes place October 16–26. Class will meet at CDS on Thursday, October 23 from 7–9 p.m.; at the fairgrounds on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and at CDS on Thursday, October 30 from 7–9 p.m.

Writing Documentary Nonfiction ONLINE (Andrea Applebee)
Thursdays, October 23-December 4, 7-9 p.m.
This six-week workshop is designed to explore strategies for composing a variety of documentary nonfiction, including journalistic pieces, photo essays, and creative nonfiction. The workshop will become a collaborative community in which participants will explore diverse writers, discuss various writing styles, discover their own literary voice, and workshop their own nonfiction essays with the goal of a completed work by the end of the course. *Please note that this course is offered in an online format and will not physically meet at CDS but will instead take place in a virtual session.

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