Graduate Documentary Programs

Aberystwyth University

M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking: Landscape and Ecology

Aix-Marseille Université

M.A. in Métiers du Film Documentaire
Ph.D. in Langues, Lettres et Arts

American University

M.A. in Film and Media Arts
M.A. in Producing Film, Television and Video
M.F.A. in Film and Electronic Media

Brown University

Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media

Concordia University

M.A. in Film Studies
Ph.D in Film and Moving Image Studies
M.A. in Media Studies
Ph.D. in Communication

Doc Nomads

M.A. in Documentary Film Directing

Duke University

M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Griffith University

M.A. in Screen Production

George Washington University

Graduate certificate in documentary film-making

Georgia Tech

M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies

Harvard University

Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies
Ph.D. in Media Anthropology
Graduate Research in Critical Media Practice

Hunter College – CUNY

M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts

Indiana University

M.S. in Media Design and Production
M.A. in Media Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences

Leiden University

M.A. in Visual Ethnography

London College of Communication

M.A. in Documentary Film
M.A. in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Maine College of Art & Design

Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies

Massey University

Factual Production–Bachelor of Screen Arts with Honours

Montana State University

M.F.A. in Science and Natural History Filmmaking

New York University

Certificate Program in Culture and Media

North Carolina State University

Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


M.F.A. in Documentary Media

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

M.A. in Film Studies
M.A. in Film and Video Production

Ohio State University

M.A. in Film Studies

Oklahoma State University

M.A., Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Screen Studies

Queen Mary University of London

M.A. in Documentary Practice
Ph.D. in Film Studies

Queensland University of Technology

Ph.D. in Creative Industries

Queen’s University (ON, Canada)

M.A., Ph.D in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies

RMIT University

Master of Design (Media & Communication)
Ph.D. (Media & Communication)

Royal Holloway University of London

M.A. in Documentary by Practice

Ryerson University

M.F.A. in Documentary Media

San Diego State University

M.F.A. in Film and Television Production

San Francisco State University

M.A. in Cinema Studies
M.F.A. in Cinema

School of Visual Arts – NYC

M.F.A. in Social Documentary Film

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

M.S. in Professional Media and Media Management

Stanford University

M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video

Tel Aviv University

M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema

Temple University

M.A. in MediaXarts
M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts
M.F.A., Ph.D. in Documentary Arts and Visual Research
Certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Research

The Media School at Indiana University

M.A., Ph.D in Documentary Studies

The New School

M.A. in Media Studies
Certificate in Documentary Media Studies

The University of Melbourne

M.A., Ph.D Film and Television

The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Ph.D. in Media Studies
M.F.A. in Film & Media Production

Tisch School of The Arts – NYU

M.A., Ph.D. in Cinema Studies

University College Cork

Ph.D. in Film and Screen Media

University for the Creative Arts

M.A. in Documentary Practices
Students pursuing practice-based MA/Ph.D programs may also engage in documentary work

University of California-Berkeley

M.A., Ph.D. in Documentary Studies

University of California-Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Production/Directing with an emphasis in Documentary

University of California-Santa Cruz

M.F.A. in Social Documentary Production
Ph.D. in Film & Digital Media

University of Colorado Boulder

M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices
Ph.D. in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices

University of Essex

M.A., Ph.D in Film Studies

University of Lincoln

M.A. in Film Production, Media & Cultural Studies, Photography, and Studies in Media & Culture
M.Phil./Ph.D. in Media (including by practice) and Media & Cultural Studies

University of Miami

M.F.A. in Documentary

University of Mississippi

M.F.A. Program in Documentary Expression at the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Münster

Masters Program in Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

University of Rochester

M.A., Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies

University of Roehampton – London

M.A. in Film and Screen Cultures

University of Southern California

M.F.A. in Film and Television Production
Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies
Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice

University of Surrey

Ph.D. in Film Studies in the School of Literature and Languages

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ph.D. in Communication Arts with concentrations in Film and Media & Cultural Studies

Wake Forest University

M.F.A. in the Documentary Film Program

York University

M.A., Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies
M.F.A. in Film Production