Listen: Student Work from the Spring 2015 Short Audio Documentary Class Now Available Online

Duke sophomore Sachin Patel interviews Shamar Kirk, a student at the School for Creative Studies in Durham.

Duke sophomore Sachin Patel interviews Shamar Kirk, a student at the School for Creative Studies in Durham.

Forty-five audio pieces from undergraduate students in this spring’s Short Audio Documentary course, taught by CDS audio program director John Biewen, are now available online.

Each student produced three short audio documentaries during the semester, choosing from a handful of predetermined themes and approaches. For the spring 2015 class, the themes of the pieces are:

Race@DukeIn the spring of 2015, against a backdrop of disturbing and overt expressions of racism across the country, incidents at Duke University sparked concern and discussion about racism on campus. In response, several students in The Short Audio Documentary produced pieces exploring race on campus for their final projects.

Teen Portraits: The class carried out a Service-Learning collaboration with students at the School for Creative Studies, a Durham public magnet school. SCS students met with Duke students throughout March and April to learn how to record and produce short audio documentaries, resulting in several Duke student-produced pieces with and about their SCS partners.

Third Coast Audio Challenge: Pieces responding to this year’s Third Coast International Audio Festival ShortDocs Challenge.

Duke Magazine: Audio pieces to accompany the alumni magazine’s stories online.

Producer’s Choice: Pieces on topics and themes chosen by the producers.

Visit the course website and hear all of the audio documentaries here.

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