Posts Tagged ‘Undergraduate Certificate in Documentary Studies’

Christopher White Wins 2017 Julia Harper Day Award from CDS

Christopher White Wins 2017 Julia Harper Day Award from CDS

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to CDS programs. This year’s Julia […]


“Beyond the Front Porch 2016” Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

"Beyond the Front Porch 2016" Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Nancy Kalow and Alex Harris, six seniors in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Documentary Capstone Seminars completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. An exhibition […]


2016 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

2016 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On May 1, six Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Under the guidance of Alex Harris and Nancy Kalow, the students completed their […]


Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Fall 2015 issue include the One Person, One Vote Project, photographs the First Book Prize in Photography winner Nadia Sablin, the Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial exhibition, profiles of the incoming MFA […]


Enjoy Online: Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of “Document”

Enjoy Online: Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of “Document”

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Spring 2015 issue include work from the BINNEGOED: Coloured and South African Photography exhibit curated by CDS exhibitions intern Candice Jansen, 2015 CDS-Honickman First Book Prize and Full Frame Documentary […]


2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was the CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly […]


2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On April 26, nine Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, the students completed their final projects in a […]


2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, nine seniors in the 2015 spring semester Documentary Capstone Seminar completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. On April 26, the students will […]


Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship

Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship

We are thrilled to congratulate Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner, who have been awarded a 2014 United States Artists Fellowship from the nonprofit arts organization United States Artists. The directing and producing duo were nominated for the prestigious $50,000 award following the success of their documentary film about California’s Proposition 8 […]


Full Frame Screens “The Case Against 8” as Part of NC Pride 2014

Full Frame Screens "The Case Against 8" as Part of NC Pride 2014

On September 26, in celebration of NC Pride 2014, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a free outdoor screening of festival favorite The Case Against 8 at Durham’s Central Park. Screening starts at dusk and is free and open to the public. Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner directed The Case […]


Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Enjoy these videos describing three Fall 2014 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies, two of them brand-new. Taught by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts director Tom Rankin, MFA | EDA graduate and documentary artist Eric Barstow, and acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014-15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary […]


CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, “Questions for My Grandfather”

CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, "Questions for My Grandfather"

Save the date! On Sunday, June 1, Duke University grad David Mayer (Visual and Media Studies, ’14) will screen his documentary retracing his grandfather’s journey in Nazi Germany. Gary Hawkins, David’s first film instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), will give an introduction. A Q&A will follow the screening. Sunday, June 1, 8:30 p.m. […]


Fall 2014 Undergraduate Courses Announced

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Courses Announced

The undergraduate program in Documentary Studies allows undergraduate students to connect their educational experiences to broader community life through documentary fieldwork projects. Program courses challenge students to combine intellectual ideas with grassroots engagement as they use tools of documentary inquiry to learn and render in various mediums. Documentary Studies students combine their coursework with a […]


2014 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On April 27, eight Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Congratulations to William Baumgartner, Danzhou Duojie, Adrienne Harreveld, Jordan Imbrey, Katia Griffin-Jakymec, David Mayer, Natalie Robles, and Yvette Vasquez. […]


New Winter 2014 Issue of “Document” Available Online

New Winter 2014 Issue of “Document” Available Online

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The latest issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Winter 2014 issue include work by Documentary Essay and Lange-Taylor prizewinners Rachel Andrews and Jen Kinney, remarks by Full Frame director Deirdre Haj, updates from John […]


Watch: Video on “The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover”

Watch: Video on "The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover"

Center for Documentary Studies web design intern Hannah Colton recently created a video about The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover, an archival exhibit researched and curated by 2012 Duke graduate and Certificate in Documentary Studies recipient Caitlin M. Johnson. Scroll down to view.  Caitlin began the work as her capstone certificate project at the Center for […]


Rebekah Fergusson’s ‘”Pro Voice Project” Illuminates the Human Stories in a Black-and-White Debate

Rebekah Fergusson's '"Pro Voice Project" Illuminates the Human Stories in a Black-and-White Debate

“This film isn’t just about abortion; it’s about universal themes of stigma, grief, an imperfect decision, and our most basic desire to understand our experiences through storytelling,” says filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson in describing her work-in-progress feature documentary, The Pro Voice Project. The film will be told from the perspective of five women traveling across the country […]


Opening Event for Exhibit on the 1969 Allen Building Takeover on the Duke University Campus

Opening Event for Exhibit on the 1969 Allen Building Takeover on the Duke University Campus

An opening reception for The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover will be held on the Duke University campus in that same Allen Building, and will include remarks by Duke president Richard Brodhead. The exhibit was researched and curated by 2012 Duke graduate and Certificate in Documentary Studies recipient Caitlin M. Johnson, who […]


Student Documentary Work on View Through August in “Beyond the Front Porch 2013″

Eight senior undergraduates completed the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University this past spring, and presented their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies: David Chou, Michaela Dwyer, Melanie Houston, Alice Kim, Haley Read, Hannah Scott, Sarah Van Name, and Katie Vo. An exhibit of their work—Beyond the Front […]


Certificate in Documentary Studies Project Presentations and Exhibit: “Beyond the Front Porch 2013”

Certificate in Documentary Studies Project Presentations and Exhibit: "Beyond the Front Porch 2013"

Eight graduating seniors who are completing the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University will present their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies: David Chou, Michaela Dwyer, Melanie Houston, Alice Kim, Haley Read, Hannah Scott, Sarah Van Name, and Katie Vo. An exhibit of the students’ work, […]


“Good Ol’ Freda”: Duke Grad Ryan White’s Feature Doc to Screen at Full Frame on Friday, April 5

"Good Ol' Freda": Duke Grad Ryan White's Feature Doc to Screen at Full Frame on Friday, April 5

Filmmaker Ryan White is on a roll. The 2004 Duke University graduate’s newest documentary, Good Ol’ Freda, just had its world premiere at SXSW, and will screen at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on Friday, April 4. The film (tagline: “Behind a Great Band, There Was a Great Woman”) tells the story of Freda Kelly, […]


Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Work by three students and two instructors in Duke’s MFA in Documentary and Experimental Arts program was selected for the 50th Annual New York Film Festival, and a film by Certificate in Documentary Studies graduate Jean Rheem will be screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival. Films by MFA students Marika Borgeson (Impressions), Erin Espelie (Beyond Expression Bright), and […]


Filmmaker’s Pick: Sit Back, Relax, and Prepare to be Spellbound by “Samsara”

Filmmaker's Pick: Sit Back, Relax, and Prepare to be Spellbound by "Samsara"

On occasion, documentary filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson will be sharing film picks as well as notes from the field on CDS Porch. First up, her thoughts on Samsara, groundbreaking Bay Area–based filmmaker Ron Fricke’s newest work. Rebekah is a 2007 graduate of Duke and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), where she received both a Certificate in […]


Book Signing Event for “Finding the Game,” Doc Studies Grad Gwendolyn Oxenham’s New Book, August 23 at CDS

Five years ago Gwendolyn Oxenham, a Certificate in Documentary Studies grad and former Duke soccer star, boyfriend Luke Boughen, and  Certificate in Doc Studies grads Rebekah Fergusson and Ryan White began their global travels to chase the soul of soccer by playing in pickup games wherever they could find them. The four filmmakers’ resulting documentary was […]