The documentary studies minor is interdisciplinary (journalism/art/media studies/English/film studies) and will engage students interested in documentary photography, video, audio and narrative production fieldwork. The courses incorporate practical, theoretical, and historical content and methods and will introduce students to, and expand their knowledge of, documentary practices. Most courses will consist of readings, classroom discussions, and laboratory work in photography, video, audio, or narrative production.
Students with documentary production skills can work in a variety of industries that seek connections with audiences, including news organizations, publishing, corporate communications, and the entertainment industry. Enhanced storytelling production skills would also benefit English and history majors, as well as journalism and media studies majors.