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About This Certificate

Study filmmaking in the world’s documentary capital. This full-time, intensive, one-year graduate program prepares students for employment in documentary media professions and culminates with a student documentary festival.

The Documentary Media Studies program at The New School provides an opportunity to study documentary filmmaking — production and theory — in a small, tightly focused program in New York City. This is a full-time, daytime intensive one-year curriculum. The program culminates in a student documentary festival, Truth Be Told, at the end of each school year, at which certificate students' films are publicly screened and discussed by the filmmakers and faculty.

Timeline to Completion: This certificate requires a 1-year commitment to on-campus coursework.

Enrollment Type: Graduate credit

Number of Courses: 6 courses, including 1 elective (a total of 18 credits)

Format: On-campus only

$15,248 total

What You’Ll Learn
  1. Public screening opportunities.
  2. Access to master classes with directors-in-residence.
Who Should Enroll
  • The program is also appropriate for anyone aspiring to enter a technical documentary media profession as an editor, field producer, cinematographer, director, or researcher.
  • The program is also appropriate for anyone aspiring to enter an industry position in media distribution, museum programming, festival organization, or broadcast productions.
  • Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

How to Enroll

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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