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MFA in Documentary Film

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

Online coursework starts July 2022!

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MA in Sports Media & Storytelling

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

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Visiting Filmmakers & Instructors

Each semester, the Documentary Film Program brings in award-winning filmmakers to teach, mentor, and exhibit their work.

Learn more about our most recent visitors: Visiting Instructor David Cassidy and Visiting Filmmaker Hemal Trivedi.

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Tai Captures PitchFest Win!

April 24, 2022

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PBS Premiere of Theirs is the Kingdom

March 17, 2022

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Proper Pronouns on Southern Circuit Tour!

February 19, 2022

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A big congrats to all of our MFA and MA graduates! 🎓 🎉 Jordyn Bennett (MA), Autavius Smith (MFA), David Lee (MA), Tyler Klingenberg (MA), Carter Cook (MA), Zach Clark (MA), and Colson Streitmatter (MA)

Enjoy your summer and best of luck in all of your pursuits! We anticipate bright futures for all. 🌟

A big congrats to all of our MFA and MA graduates! 🎓 🎉 Jordyn Bennett (MA), Autavius Smith (MFA), David Lee (MA), Tyler Klingenberg (MA), Carter Cook (MA), Zach Clark (MA), and Colson Streitmatter (MA)

Enjoy your summer and best of luck in all of your pursuits! We anticipate bright futures for all. 🌟


Congratulations to Brandon Gaesser (MFA '21), whose latest film, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL, is an official selection of the Nature Without Borders International Film Festival in both the Environmental and Cinematography categories! 🎞️ 🌿

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL is a documentary short that follows two regenerative farmers in North Carolina. Enduring weather extremes, livestock tragedies, and financial burdens, the film depicts their passionate struggle to regenerate farmland depleted by a destructive food system reluctant to change.

We look forward to your ongoing success with this film and many more screenings to come, Brandon! 👏 👏 👏

Congratulations to Brandon Gaesser (MFA '21), whose latest film, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL, is an official selection of the Nature Without Borders International Film Festival in both the Environmental and Cinematography categories! 🎞️ 🌿

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL is a documentary short that follows two regenerative farmers in North Carolina. Enduring weather extremes, livestock tragedies, and financial burdens, the film depicts their passionate struggle to regenerate farmland depleted by a destructive food system reluctant to change.

We look forward to your ongoing success with this film and many more screenings to come, Brandon! 👏 👏 👏


That’s a wrap on a successful spring semester!  In what has become a program tradition, DFP students spent all day Wednesday presenting and screening final projects, then gathered at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company to celebrate.

Congratulations to all, and we looking forward to seeing your film ideas come to life this summer!

That’s a wrap on a successful spring semester! In what has become a program tradition, DFP students spent all day Wednesday presenting and screening final projects, then gathered at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company to celebrate.

Congratulations to all, and we looking forward to seeing your film ideas come to life this summer!


Spotted! 👀 Nick Corrao (MFA ‘11) with Bridget Fitzgerald (MFA '21), at Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida! 🎉 🎞️⁣⁣ Bridget was there for a screening of her film, @alchemydocfilm.
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We love seeing our alumni out supporting each other in the wild. Congratulations on the continued success of your film, Bridget!⁣
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Learn more about ALCHEMY at www.bridgetmaryfitzgerald.com/alchemy

Spotted! 👀 Nick Corrao (MFA ‘11) with Bridget Fitzgerald (MFA '21), at Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida! 🎉 🎞️⁣⁣ Bridget was there for a screening of her film, @alchemydocfilm.
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We love seeing our alumni out supporting each other in the wild. Congratulations on the continued success of your film, Bridget!⁣

Learn more about ALCHEMY at www.bridgetmaryfitzgerald.com/alchemy


Way to go, DFP Professor Luke Gloeckner (MFA '21)! 🏆 Thanks to everyone who voted to help him win the People's Choice award in this year's FIRSTS THAT LAST Film Festival from @visitNC. Be sure to keep an eye our for his film in this year's summer festival! 🎥 📍⁣
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That’s a wrap! “The State That Heals” will be our final Firsts That Last film! Thanks to all who voted. Stay tuned for the premiere coming soon. ⁣
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Watch our already released films as inspiration for your next trip: visitNC.com

Way to go, DFP Professor Luke Gloeckner (MFA '21)! 🏆 Thanks to everyone who voted to help him win the People's Choice award in this year's FIRSTS THAT LAST Film Festival from @visitNC. Be sure to keep an eye our for his film in this year's summer festival! 🎥 📍⁣

Repost @visitnc⁣
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That’s a wrap! “The State That Heals” will be our final Firsts That Last film! Thanks to all who voted. Stay tuned for the premiere coming soon. ⁣

Watch our already released films as inspiration for your next trip: visitNC.com