2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Documentary Film and History, MA

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Richard Breyer, Co-Director
315-443-9249, rlbreyer@syr.edu

Norman Kutcher, Co-Director
315-443-1264, nakutche@maxwell.syr.edu


Richard L. Breyer, Richard Dubin, Tula Goenka, Sharon R. Hollenback, Norman A. Kutcher, Patricia H. Longstaff, Gladys McCormick, James Roger Sharp, Evan Smith, Junko Takeda, Margaret Susan Thompson, Robert J. Thompson, Donald C. Torrance

The documentary film and history master’s program is a cross-disciplinary program with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. It is designed for those interested in studying the documentary from various points of view-production, distribution, new media, applications to education at all levels. This master’s degree also offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of history at the same time that they acquire the practical skills of the filmmaker’s craft. Documentary film and history students prepare to work as writers, editors, directors, designers, and executives at independent production companies and organizations, such as The History Channel, Learning Channel, and Public Broadcasting Stations. Graduates also teach media and history.

Major Requirements

The program’s curriculum stresses three general areas of study: writing and production, research, distribution and funding of documentaries and other nonfiction media.

Students in the program begin their studies with an intensive summer experience in July and finish with an internship and production of a documentary the following summer.

This 38-credit program leads to a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Documentary Film and History.


Total: 38 Credits

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