Whether your passion for non-fiction storytelling leads you to explore social justice issues, personal journeys of perseverance, or the connective power of sports, the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University provides the skillset to tell impactful stories and the connections to build a sustainable filmmaking career.

Delivered in a personal, interactive, and collaborative learning environment, our comprehensive curriculum teaches all aspects of the non-fiction storytelling process from ideation to pitching, production, and distribution with an emphasis on building the skills and producing the films that allow students to easily transition into a variety of documentary and sports media careers. 

Our small cohort size ensures access to equipment and fosters relationships with classmates, alums, visiting filmmakers, and faculty. We are a high-touch program and our faculty are industry-recognized professionals with deep film credentials, broad networks, and exceptional teaching skills who are committed to creating the classroom experience and internship opportunities that allow students to embark on their professional filmmaking paths with confidence.

We are always happy to share the story of our program and the success of our students and alums so don’t hesitate to reach out to get the conversation started.

Learn more about the DFP

Be sure to check out a feature article on our program in the International Documentary Association’s Documentary magazine.