Posts Tagged ‘Continuing Education Certificate in Documentary Arts’

Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2017 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2017 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On May 24, 2017, seven CDS Continuing Education students graduated with a Certificate in Documentary Arts. They presented their final projects before an audience of friends, family, teachers, fellow students, and fans of documentary in the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus. A reception followed in the Boiler Room outside the theater. The projects […]


Spotlight on Student Work: Dave Morrow’s “Humans of Findlay”

Spotlight on Student Work: Dave Morrow's "Humans of Findlay"

When David Morrow started taking classes through the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in Spring 2015, his ambitious multimedia project, Humans of Findlay, was already well underway. It has since been published as a book (so far just “Volume I”), and online as an ever-growing website. Inspired by photographer Brandon Stanton’s blog […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2016 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2016 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On December 9, 2016, seven CDS Continuing Education students showed their final projects and received the Certificate in Documentary Arts. The graduation took place before an audience of friends, family, teachers, fellow students, and fans of documentary in the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus. A reception followed in the Boiler Room outside the theater. The six […]


December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses. During the course, students finish a substantial documentary work—projects that often move out into the world in the […]


May 11 & 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

May 11 & 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

At a two-night graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, seven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses. During the course, students finish a substantial documentary work—projects that often move out into the world […]


April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s A Sense of the Fitness of Things. (View trailer.) The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh Docs screenings […]


Register Now for 2016 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now for 2016 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering nine summer learning opportunities in 2016 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]


December 11: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Their Final Projects

December 11: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Their Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by documentary filmmaker and CDS instructor Randolph Benson. During the course, students […]


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

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

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 […]


Update: “Looking At Appalachia” Photo Project

Update: "Looking At Appalachia" Photo Project

Last year, we wrote about Roger May’s crowdsourced-photo-project-in-progress as he was seeking submissions. The photographer, blogger, and CDS Certificate in Documentary Arts student was looking to craft a more nuanced view of modern Appalachia fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson made the area a primary target in his War on Poverty, resulting in an era of photographs depicting a one-note, […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2015 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2015 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies presented their final projects to the public and received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Nancy Kalow taught the Final Project Seminar in which they honed their projects for the night’s presentation. The projects are below. Several students have requested their videos not […]


May 13: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

May 13: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by filmmaker and CDS instructor Nancy Kalow. During the course, students finish a […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On a Friday evening in December 2014, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Their projects encompassed all varieties of media taught at CDS: There were five videos, three audio slideshows, two writing projects, and one multimedia website. The students capped off several years of study to come together […]


Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2015 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]


December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson. During the course, students finish a substantial […]


Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Join us at the Center for Documentary Studies on September 8: Prospective and current students are invited to an information session on our  Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts—photography, video, audio, writing, multimedia, and special topics. Continuing Ed instructors and program director April Walton will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On the evening of April 25th, six Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education students received their Certificates in the Documentary Arts at the Full Frame Theater. The presented work included four videos, one audio piece, and one dramatic reading with multimedia accompaniment. Their projects reflected many years of study at the Center, culminating in the Final […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

Six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will graduate this spring from the Certificate in Documentary Arts program, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by folklorist and filmmaker Nancy Kalow. They will present their final projects and receive their certificates at a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, […]


Crowd-Sourced Photography Project Looks at Appalachia 50 Years After the War on Poverty

Crowd-Sourced Photography Project Looks at Appalachia 50 Years After the War on Poverty

In the sixties, President Lyndon Johnson made Appalachia a primary target in his War on Poverty. Photographs that ran in magazines such as Life painted a desolate picture of a poverty-torn region, dirty children playing in dilapidated shacks. A half-century later, photographer, blogger, and CDS Certificate in Documentary Arts student Roger May is spearheading a […]


2014–15 Lewis Hine Program Offers Two Documentary Fellowships in New York City Area; February 28 Deadline

2014–15 Lewis Hine Program Offers Two Documentary Fellowships in New York City Area; February 28 Deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of photographer Lewis Hine, the program connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations in the United States that seek creative solutions to the problems faced by women, young […]


View/Listen: Final Projects from Fall 2013 Continuing Education Certificate Recipients

Jim Adams | Gaining Balance | Audio Jim Adams’ audio project was born out of his struggle to make sense of a deep personal loss. The piece was created from interviews with his brother,  father, and his own audio journals. Adams grew up in a small town in Indiana, and studied at the University of Indianapolis and Purdue University. […]


Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

People of all ages and backgrounds enroll in the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Some choose to pursue a Certificate in Documentary Arts, which culminates in a substantial documentary project—photography, film and video, audio, multimedia, and writing works. Six students in the Fall 2013 Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, taught by filmmaker and longtime CDS instructor […]


CDS Continuing Ed Information Session, September 9

CDS Continuing Ed Information Session, September 9

Prospective and current students are welcome to this information session on CDS Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts—photography, video, audio, writing, multimedia, and special topics. Continuing Ed program director April Walton and other CDS staff will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in Documentary Arts program. There will be a brief presentation on documentary […]


Locally Produced Doc “Bringing It Home” to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

Locally Produced Doc "Bringing It Home" to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

The Southern Documentary Fund is partnering with Leadership Triangle to co-sponsor the Durham premiere of the locally produced documentary film Bringing It Home. Through animation, archival footage, and interviews, filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both graduates of the Center for Documentary Studies’ Certificate in Documentary Arts program, tell the story of that misunderstood plant, hemp. Booker and […]