Find Your Filmmaking Home

With an established track record of success in documentary film production and education, the DFP offers you two graduate degree options:

A two-year Masters in Fine Arts in Documentary Film

A one-year Masters of Arts in Sports Media & Storytelling

We are currently accepting applications for your 2023 start!


A Home to Documentary Film Experts

The Documentary Film Program (DFP) is not only the home to full-time faculty members with decades of industry experience! The DFP is proud to have accomplished visiting filmmakers every semester that offer students education in the latest industry knowledge and trends. Learn more about current and past program visitors.

A Home to Award-Winning Student Work

These graduate programs in documentary film are hands-on experiences where students learn the technical aspects of filmmaking and storytelling as they craft short films as part of the curriculum. These thesis films have consistently achieved success in film festivals and within the industry. To see the variety of films that have been made at the DFP, please read more here.


Latest News

  • Alum Screening of Luminous
    Alum visits and screenings are always a highlight of the semester!  We are looking forward to DFP alum and Calvin University Assistant Professor of Film and […]
  • Rieff lands Firelight Internship
    We are delighted to announce that 2nd year MFA student Allison Rieff will be working as a production intern with Firelight Films & Media this […]
  • Festival Wins for Gaesser
    Congratulations to Brandon Gaesser (MFA ’21) on his recent festival wins!  Gaesser’s thesis film Chicken Soup for the Soil won Best Short Ag Documentary at the Ag and […]
  • Berra and Cassidy Earn Emmy Nominations!
    We love it when we see familiar names in the list of Emmy nominees!Β  Congratulations to David Cassidy, Cabin Creek Films Senior Producer and DFP […]

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Congratulations to Ryan Howard (MFA '20), who recently joined Partners for the Common Good as Senior Graphics & Digital Communications Associate! πŸŽ‰ Making the DFP proud. #wfualum #digitalstorytelling

Congratulations to Ryan Howard (MFA '20), who recently joined Partners for the Common Good as Senior Graphics & Digital Communications Associate! πŸŽ‰ Making the DFP proud. #wfualum #digitalstorytelling

Happy to show our support of @aperturecinema, our favorite local movie house! Thank you for screening essential docs and bringing great filmmakers to town. 🎞️ β™₯️ If you love a/perture, too, consider donating to their annual fund this year to enable them to keep bringing independent films to Winston-Salem: aperturecinema.com/donations

Happy to show our support of @aperturecinema, our favorite local movie house! Thank you for screening essential docs and bringing great filmmakers to town. 🎞️ β™₯️ If you love a/perture, too, consider donating to their annual fund this year to enable them to keep bringing independent films to Winston-Salem: aperturecinema.com/donations

DFP alum update! Brent Kirkland (MFA '21) is now working with Sport & Story producing long form content as a Senior Producer for South Carolina's new @GamecocksPlus platform in Colombia, SC. πŸŽ₯ 🏈 Congratulations, Brent!

DFP alum update! Brent Kirkland (MFA '21) is now working with Sport & Story producing long form content as a Senior Producer for South Carolina's new @GamecocksPlus platform in Colombia, SC. πŸŽ₯ 🏈 Congratulations, Brent!

Good things come in threes! DFP alum Monica Berra (MFA '16), DFP part-time professor and @CabinCreekFilms Senior Producer David Cassidy, and @wfudocumentaryfilm alum Diane Hodson (MFA '15) taking a moment to wish each other luck before tonight's 43rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. @televisionacad @wfuniversity @wakethearts

Good things come in threes! DFP alum Monica Berra (MFA '16), DFP part-time professor and @CabinCreekFilms Senior Producer David Cassidy, and @wfudocumentaryfilm alum Diane Hodson (MFA '15) taking a moment to wish each other luck before tonight's 43rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. @televisionacad @wfuniversity @wakethearts

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