Graduate Documentary Programs

Aix-Marseille Université

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

American University

MA in Film and Media Arts, MA in Producing Film, Television and Video, MFA in Film and Electronic Media

Brown University

Ph.D in Modern Culture and Media

Concordia University

MA in Film Studies, Ph.D in Film and Moving Image Studies

Doc Nomads

MA in Documentary Film Directing

Duke University

MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Griffith University

MA in Screen Production

George Washington University

Graduate certificate in documentary film-making.

Georgia Tech

M.S. in Global Media and Cultures and 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

MFA in Integrated Media Arts

Leiden University

MA in Visual Ethnography

London College of Communication

MA in Documentary Film, MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Montana State University

MFA 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


MFA in Documentary Media

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

MA in Film Studies, MA in Film and Video Production

Ohio State University

MA in Film Studies

Oklahoma State University

MA, Ph.D in English with a concentration in Screen Studies

Queen Mary University of London

MA in Documentary Practice, MA in Film Studies, and Ph.D in Film Studies

Queensland University of Technology

Ph.D in Creative Industries

Queen’s University (ON, Canada)

MA, Ph.D in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies

RMIT University

Master of Design (Media & Communication) and PhD (Media & Communication)

Royal Holloway University of London

MA in Documentary by Practice

Ryerson University

MFA in Documentary Media

San Diego State University

MFA in Film and Television Production

San Francisco State University

MA in Cinema Studies, MFA in Cinema

School of Visual Arts – NYC

MFA in Social Documentary Film

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

MS in Professional Media and Media Management

Stanford University

MFA in Documentary Film and Video

Tel Aviv University

MFA in Documentary Cinema

Temple University

MA in MediaXarts, MFA in Film and Media Arts, MFA-Ph.D in Documentary Arts and Visual Research, Certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Research

The Media School at Indiana University

MA, Ph.D in Documentary Studies

The New School

MA in Media Studies, Certificate in Documentary Media Studies

The University of Melbourne

MA, Ph.D Film and Television

The University of Texas at Austin

MA, PhD in Media Studies, MFA in Film & Media Production

Tisch School of The Arts – NYU

MA, Ph.D in Cinema Studies

University College Cork

Ph.D in Film and Screen Media

University for the Creative Arts

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

University of California-Berkeley

MA, 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

MFA in Social Documentary Production, Ph.D in Film & Digital Media

University of Colorado Boulder

MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices, Ph.D in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices

University of Essex

MA, Ph.D in Film Studies

University of Lincoln

MA 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 Rochester

MA, Ph.D in Visual and Cultural Studies

University of Roehampton – London

MA in Film and Screen Cultures

University of Southern California

MFA 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

Master of Fine Arts in the Documentary Film Program

York University

MA, Ph.D in Cinema and Media Studies, MFA in Film Production