MFA Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

  • DOC 728: Documentary History (3)
  • DOC 713: Documentary Storytelling I (3)
  • DOC 715: Cinematography and Sound (3)
  • DOC 717: Fundamentals of Story Editing (3)

Spring Semester

  • DOC 722: Documentary Storytelling II (3)
  • DOC 724: Advanced Documentary Field Production (3)
  • DOC 750: The Imagination Project (3)

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • DOC 735: Documentary Law and Ethics (3)
  • DOC 737: Documentary Storytelling III (3)
  • DOC 748: Creative Thesis Project (3)

Spring Semester

  • DOC 746: Documentary Storytelling IV (3)
  • DOC 748: Creative Thesis Project (3)
  • DOC 766: *Teaching Practicum or DOC 764: Independent Study or Elective (3)

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • DOC 755: Entrepreneurship Education in Non-Fiction Filmmaking (3)
  • DOC 748: Creative Thesis Project (3)
  • DOC 766: *Teaching Practicum or DOC 764: Independent Study or Elective (3)

Spring Semester

  • DOC 750: The Imagination Project (3)
  • DOC 751: Pedagogy and Curriculum (3)
  • DOC 766: *Teaching Practicum or DOC 764: Independent Study or Elective (3)
  • *Students can take 6 hours in Teaching Practicum.