Register Now: Third Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies students, June 2015

Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies students, June 2015

Due to demand, our Continuing Education program is offering a third session of the Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies course this summer. This intensive, weeklong class is designed for distance students who are pursuing the Certificate in Documentary Arts and fulfills their introductory course requirement, and it is also ideal for any student wishing to get a grasp of the basic history and principles of documentary work.

This course will feature a variety of guest speakers, including photographers, filmmakers, writers, and audio producers. The course will emphasize not only methodologies but also philosophies and ethics of fieldwork in different settings. Students will explore examples of fieldwork and at the final meeting will present project proposals of their own. These proposals may be the beginning of long-term documentary initiatives or simply a means to help decide on the direction of a future project.

The course expanded my definition of documentary as it relates to my way of interacting with the world. It challenged me to push the boundaries of my own matrix of identities and consider ethical issues while relating to the community that I am documenting. I found the instructors around the center to be very accessible and friendly and feel that I have entered into a nurturing community with both the students and faculty that is a space where I want to continue to grow.
Ahmed Selim, Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies student, July 2014

The remaining sections this summer are listed below. To register for either section, click here

Section B (Taught by Michelle Lanier)
Sunday, August 9: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, August 10–13: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, August 14: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Section C (Taught by Joy Salyers)
Sunday, August 16: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, August 17–20: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, August 21: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Read more about instructors Michelle Lanier and Joy Salyers here.

 

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