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Final Project Seminar

Apr 5 - May 11, 2021
12.0 credits

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$330 Enroll

Full course description

This class will meet ONLINE on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm eastern time.

This seminar is organized around group discussions of student projects, including how best to complete those projects, along with guided planning on how best to present the works to their intended audiences. Certificate in Documentary Arts students who have met all other requirements and have done substantial work toward their intended final projects may request admission to the course. Participants who successfully complete their projects during this course will be awarded the Certificate in Documentary Arts.

Students must declare their intention to enroll at the beginning of the term. Before enrolling in this class, students must complete an Audio, Photography, or Video Projects course in the medium of their choice (an independent study will be arranged for students working in other media). Contact CDS Courses Program Coordinator Rahi Hasan (cdscourses@duke.edu) if you plan to enroll. Please schedule an advising meeting here if you have any additional questions. On May 10, 2021, students will share their work with a public audience at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, North Carolina.

Randolph Benson is a graduate of Wake Forest University and of the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Filmmaking. His film Man and Dog has appeared in film festivals worldwide and has garnered numerous awards, most notably a Gold Medal in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards. His work has been featured on HBO, Bravo, the Independent Film Channel, numerous public television stations, Canal Plus–France, Telewizja Polska S.A.–Poland, and KBS-Korea. Benson received an Eastman Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a First Appearance Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.