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Concentration in Documentary

Through a combination of theory and practice courses, the concentration in Documentary offers film and media majors pathways through the aspirations, accomplishments and controversies embedded in the documentary idiom.

Students who complete the concentration will acquire the knowledge, tools and training that will enable them to understand the varieties of documentary form — prose, still photography and video and filmmaking — and the ways such forms have been produced across history. Its goals coincide with Emory's objective of being socially and politically engaged in Atlanta, the United States and the world.


Students must complete by the end of their first semester, junior year:

FILM 106Photography I
FILM 107Intro to Digital Video
FILM 204Documentary Film and Media History

They can then choose any four of the following courses:

ANT 385Special Topics (when Ethnographic Cinema)
FILM 205History of Photography
ENGCW 379Fifty Shades of Grey: Journalism and Non-Fiction Ethics
FILM 206Photography II
FILM 300Filmmaking Practicum
FILM 385Documentary Filmmaking I
FILM 479Filmmaking Capstone