Documentary Film Certificate

The certificate in documentary film provides students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to successfully communicate concepts and narratives via the modes of non-fiction filmmaking. Students will acquire a foundational knowledge of essential techniques in cinematography, editing, and sound mixing, and apply them in both journalistic and artistic ways. 

The skills and knowledge gained through the completion of this certificate are applicable to many fields, and are complimentary to the work of any student seeking to communicate non-fiction narratives through visual means.

Post-secondary Certificate - Documentary Film

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Required Courses

15

Total Hours

15


Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

JRNL 257A

or MART 251

Beginning Visual Journalism

or Digital Video Production

3

JRNL 350

Intermediate Video Photography

3

JRNL 488

or MART 455

Student Documentary Unit

or Visions of Documentary Film

3

JRNL 491

Documentary Film History

3

MART 345

Sound for Film

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-