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MFA in Documentary Film

The MFA in Documentary Film offers students an immersive and challenging 2-year terminal degree program with online and on-campus classes.  

Online coursework starts July 2020!

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MA in Sports Media & Storytelling

The MA in Sports Media & Storytelling offers students an intensive 1-year degree program with online and on-campus classes.

Online coursework starts July 2020!

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In our effort to be as supportive as possible to prospective students impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended the application deadline to April 30.


Sheridan Participates in Sessions on Newsroom Leadership

March 7, 2020

Sheridan PoynterThere has never been a more urgent need for a free and active press, and there has never been a more challenging time to be leading a... Read More »


Five Minutes Screens in DC

February 29, 2020

dc screeningAn invited screening of Five Minutes, an animated short film produced by DFP faculty about regenerative medicine and war, was hosted by... Read More »


Holy Chaos at NC Museum of Art

February 24, 2020

Holy ChaosScenes from Assistant Teaching Professor Chris Zaluski’s current documentary project, Holy Chaos, will screen at the North Carolina... Read More »



David Cassidy
Visiting Instructor

Master Classes in Producing
Spring 2020

David Cassidy is a Peabody Award-Winning and Emmy Nominated Documentary Producer.  He has produced documentary series and features with two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple and Cabin Creek Films for fifteen years.

Jacqueline Olive
Visiting Instructor

Master Classes in Filmmaking
March 25-27

Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with more than a decade of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. 


Learn more about the DFP

Check out our recent feature article in the International Documentary Association’s Documentary magazine.

Listen to the informative, and entertaining, Deacs & Docs podcast, hosted by students Trey Kalny and Thomas Espy.