The Documentary Studies certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills
to produce your own video and audio documentaries.
You will have the opportunity to creatively express knowledge gained in your academic major to a broader audience through community-based research using video and audio recording, oral history, and other documentary fieldwork methods.
You will work in either video filmmaking or audio documentary for radio and Internet. You’ll tell the character-driven stories of communities, organizations, and people in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire.
To earn the Documentary Studies Certificate, you must successfully complete 15 credits of study, including a documentary project that is presented to the public.
RECENT WORK IN THE DOCUMENTARY STUDIES PROGRAM
Franklin Pierce students have worked collaboratively with Documentary Studies faculty to help produce award-winning documentary films on events that shaped the region of southwestern New Hampshire and on how towns and communities in the Monadnock region are responding to climate change. Recent student-led productions include podcasts and short documentaries on intriguing subjects and inspiring people.
Alumni Success Stories
"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