Documentary Studies Certificate

Make the Monadnock Region Your Classroom

The Documentary Studies Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to produce their own video and audio documentaries. Students creatively express the knowledge gained in their academic major to a broader audience through community-based research using video and audio recording, oral history, and other documentary fieldwork methods.

Certificate students work in one of two documentary mediums—video filmmaking or audio documentary for radio and the Internet—to tell the stories of communities, organizations and people in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire.


  • This video highlights three students' work with materials related to the documentary film Hurricane to Climate Change as part of their documentary studies courses at Franklin Pierce University.  

    Morgan Baker '16 

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University 

  • Morgan Baker '16

    "These courses have greatly enhanced my skills in research, fieldwork, production, editing, and story telling for creating documentaries on all kinds of topics. I feel confident now that I know how to make my own films in the future."

    Morgan Baker '16

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University  

Want to Know More?

Download the Documentary Studies Certificate Program SheetDownload a Documentary Studies Certificate program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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