Courses in documentary studies explore nonfiction media as practiced by artists and activists around the globe. Documentary studies courses appeal to students interested in the history, theory, criticism, and production of linear and nonlinear documentary work. These courses help to build a firm foundation for critical writing and thinking about documentary, conducting documentary research, and developing introductory and advanced skills in digital production and post-production for film, audio, interactive, multimedia, and installation forms. Students gain a broad perspective on classic and innovative contemporary documentary, including observational, personal, epistolary, investigative, political, advocacy, and hybrid work that blurs boundaries between fiction and fact.
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