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Final Project Seminar In Documentary Studies

Dates: 3/28/2012 to 5/9/2012
Schedule: We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Located in : Center for Documentary Studies, Room 001
Instructor: Nancy Kalow

Regular Student: $250.00

This seminar is organized around group discussions of student projects, and how best to complete those projects, along with guided planning on taking the works to their intended audiences. Participants who successfully complete their project during this course will be awarded the Certificate in Documentary Arts. Certificate students who have met all other requirements and have done substantial work toward their intended final projects may request admission to the course. (12 hours/Advanced)

Before enrolling in this class, a student must complete a Projects course in the medium of their choice—Audio, Photography, or Video (an independent study will be arranged for students working in other media). Please contact Continuing Education Director April Walton ( if you plan to enroll. On Wednesday or Thursday, May 11 or 12 (and possibly both nights), students will share their work with a public audience at a graduation event.

Nancy Kalow, a longtime instructor at CDS, is co-chair of the selection committee for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Her video documentary Sadobabies was a winner of a Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and the Special Jury Trophy at the San Francisco Film Festival. In addition to teaching, she is working on a documentary project about “dead media” and maintains a blog called Documentary Starts Here.

Additional Information

Please note: Students must submit a detailed project description and a rough cut or draft of the project to the director of Continuing Education, April Walton, at, no later than March 26 to be admitted to the course. On Friday, May 18, students will share their work with a public audience. For more information, send an email to

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