As one of the most diverse schools in the country, you can find a story on almost any subject, representing people from almost every country around the world.
We are one of only a few cutting edge programs that are blending together these major components to nurture both visual artistry and critical thinking—film production, film history & cinema studies, and digital photography.
This is the golden age of documentary filmmaking. Young filmmakers are increasingly turning toward documentary as a way to make sense of the world to live in.
Your education is only as good as the time you get to spend with the best mentors, and here you will find instructors who are there for you every step of the way, not only in film, but also in life.
Receiving your Bachelor of Fine Arts in documentary film is a pretty big deal. Because most documentaries are created independently, you can be your own boss someday or even lead a film team.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
You'll develop a solid foundation in core film production practices and techniques, as well as a critical understanding of the history and development of the form. Our program was created with the flexibility to allow you to take 6-8 different courses in other fields that can help support the types of projects you want to tackle, so you won't be locked into only taking film classes. Additionally, and important part of our program is taking students to major film festivals throughout the year, such as our most recent trips to the Toronto International Film Festival and the True/False Film Festival.