Examine the world and tell compelling stories as a means for social change.
Delve into the history of documentary filmmaking, the ethics and issues of documenting actual instead of fictitious subjects, practical training in the mechanics of documentary film production, and film distribution. You will be exposed to the history of documentary and non-fiction film and the various forms it now comes in. You will learn from directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers of documentary films who will share their experiences on why they chose to tell the stories they did and how they went about it.
Minor in Documentary Curriculum
You must complete 16 units for the minor.
Changes to this minor took place this fall and are in effect for students who declared between fall 2018 and the present semester. Students who declared the minor prior to fall 2018 are subject to the original requirements for the minor per their Albert degree audit. If you would like to follow the new requirements, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please note: Not all courses are offered during all academic sessions. Check Albert for course schedule and work with your academic advisor to plan accordingly. Courses listed are allocated to the Minor. For courses with an OART-UT prefix, course registration is first come, first served and open to all undergraduates - reserved spaces or guaranteed seats are not available for the Minor. For department major courses, refer to the 'Notes' section in Albert for additional departmental requirements and non-major procedures. Courses offered at the School of Professional Studies are not eligible to count toward Tisch Minors.
The following are the two required courses for a total of 8 units.
Select courses from this list for a total of 8 units.
All students declaring a Minor must receive a grade of C or above in order to have the course count towards a Tisch Minor.
No more than one (1) class or a maximum of four (4) units can be used to substitute a Minor designated class. Students cannot substitute required classes for the Minors.
As of spring 2015, regarding double-counting of courses for Tisch students: students who have any combination of Tisch majors/minors will only be permitted to count one course towards both areas. Tisch minor courses can be double-counted between two Tisch minors. For all other NYU students, students' should follow their home school academic policies.