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Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies: Traditions is a Course

Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies: Traditions

Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2021
40.0 credits

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Full course description

Instructor: Saba Taj

This course is designed for students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll; it’s also suited to non-certificate students with a general interest in interdisciplinary traditions of documentary work, with an emphasis on twentieth-century practice. Students will be introduced to a range of documentary idioms and voices, including the work of photographers, filmmakers, oral historians, folklorists, musicologists, radio documentarians, and writers.

Additional Information:

This online course will be held using Zoom. The instructor will send further instructions for class access and equipment needed closer to the start date. 

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Please keep in mind that while students need to be available during the listed course times, some of that time will be devoted to working on individual projects. Your instructor will communicate with you about the class schedule and the times that the class will convene online as a group as well as the times that will be spent working on your own.

Hours (ET) for the intensive are:

August 1 (Sunday): 5–8 p.m.

August 2–5 (Monday–Thursday): 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

August 6 (Friday) : 9 a.m.–5 p.m.