Documentary Studies Minor

A Program for Students with a Passionate Interest in Documentary Creation

Stories are powerful, and with the explosion of media in our times, documentaries and storytelling are more relevant now then ever. No matter what your interest or major, the documentary studies minor can teach you to communicate your message—improving our worlds, our minds, and helping create a common future.

nancy hangWith this in mind, the minor in documentary studies is interdisciplinary, tapping into faculty and production facilities from several colleges.

The minor accommodates a variety of student interests in documentary production: from radio, to still photography, to film and video, to multimedia and interactive web documentary.

The minor is a six-course program of study that culminates in the creation of a student-produced documentary in any of the several forms of documentary presentation.

Entrance to the minor is via Film/Comm 3100, Introduction to Documentary Studies taught fall semester.

Students with a grade of B or better in the course, and filing a program of study from the list of Allied Courses, are accepted into the minor.

Questions about the minor can be directed to Program Director, Nancy Green at or the College of Fine Arts Academic Advisors.

Documentary Studies Minor Requirements