The Documentary Production Minor will prepare you to be a part of the tradition, history, theory, and production of documentary film and media. You will learn to use film, video, audio, and, photography to examine the wonder and complexity of the world.
Our focus is on bringing high level production and analysis together to produce theoretically informed work. Students will gain a cutting edge understanding of the challenges of representing reality. We will screen the best works of the present and the past, work in teams to create short and long form documentaries, and interact with the best of contemporary documentarians. Graduates of the minor will be prepared for success in the world of the documentary, whether it is in journalism, public or cable television, or filmmaking.
The Minor in Documentary Production is jointly administered by the Department of Media and Information within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts and Letters. The Department of Media and Information is the primary administrative unit. The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. Students in the Department of English; the School of Journalism; the Department of Media and Information; and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture may find this minor of particular interest.
There are no prerequisite courses for this minor.
Application process Students who are interested in the minor are eligible to apply if they are in good academic standing. Applications will be reviewed prior to annual enrollment.
Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss the Documentary Production Minor
Deadline to apply: March 3, 2017, 5pm
Applications after this deadline may be considered pending space availability in the minor.
Film Studies Program & Department of Media and Information
Department of Media and Information
Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures