Degree Plan

Students will have the option of choosing either an MA (36 credit hours) or MFA (54 credit hours) track of study. They have until the completion of their first year to decide whether they will opt for the MA or MFA. All students follow the same course schedule for the first two years. MFAs continue on for a third year.

First Year:

DOC 728:  Documentary History

3

DOC 713:  Writing for Documentary

3

DOC 715:  Cinematography and Sound

3

DOC 780:  Fundamentals of Story Editing

3

DOC 724:  Advanced Documentary Field Production

3

DOC 726:  Documentary Pre-Production Planning

3

DOC 711:  Research Methods in Documentary

3

Second Year:

DOC 731:  Producing, Directing, and Writing Documentary

3

DOC 733:  Post Production Techniques

3

DOC 735:  Documentary Law and Ethics

3

Spring Semester

DOC 746:  Advanced Post Production Techniques

3

DOC 748:  Creative Thesis Project

6

Third Year:

*Elective, Cognate or Teaching Practicum

3

DOC 751:  Pedagogy and Curriculum

3

DOC 768:  Advance Creative Project

3

Spring Semester

**Elective, Cognate or Teaching Practicum

3

Elective or Cognate 

3

DOC 768:  Advanced Creative Project

3

*As of 2014, incoming students will be required to take DOC 755: Entrepreneurship Education in Non-Fiction Filmmaking in the fall semester of their third year.

**As of 2014, incoming students will be required to take at least one DOC 780: The Imagination Project course in their third year.