Timetable of Current Courses

Summer 2018


Jun 5 (Tue): NEW ONLINE Introducción al Podcasting en Español starts at 6 pm

June 10–15: Beyond the Frame Photo Intensive

June 10–15: Intensive Introduction Section A

June 10–15: Master Class: Nonfiction Writing Section A

June 23–30: Video Intensive

Jul 7 (Sat): ONLINE Drones starts at 1 pm

July 8–14: Hearing Is Believing Audio Intensive

Jul 15 (Sun): ONLINE Make That Podcast starts at 1 pm

Jul 21 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE The Marketing Doc starts at 10 am

July 22–28: Digging In Artists Retreat

July 30–August 4: Making It Sing Audio Intensive

August 5–10: Intensive Introduction Section B

August 5–10: Master Class: Nonfiction Writing Section B

Fall 2018


Aug 13 (Mon): Photo Projects starts at 7 pm
Aug 16 (Thu): ONLINE Intro Seminar: Traditions starts at 7 pm
Aug 18 (Sat): Photo from Concept to Print to Gallery starts at 1 pm


Sep 4 (Tue): Directing Your Doc starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 4 (Tue): Make That Audio Doc starts at 7 pm
Sep 5 (Wed): NEW ONLINE Street Photo starts at 7 pm
Sep 6 (Thu): Digital Printmaking starts at 6 pm
Sep 8 (Sat): NEW Hybrid Doc starts at 10 am

Sep 10 (Mon): Audio Projects starts at 7 pm
Sep 10 (Mon): Intro to Video Field Production starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 11 (Tue): NEW Painting for Multimedia starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 11 (Tue): Video Projects starts at 7 pm
Sep 13 (Thu): NEW Intro to “Monumental” Audio starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 15 (Sat): NEW Decolonizing Documentary starts at 10 am
Sep 15 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Writing the Doc Script starts at 10 am

Sep 17 (Mon): ONLINE Long-Term Visual Storytelling starts at 7 pm

Sep 24 (Mon): Night Photo starts at 6 pm
Sep 26 (Wed): Intro to Video Editing starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 28 (Fri): Street Photo starts at 9 am


Oct 11 (Thu): NEW ONLINE The Nonfiction Story starts at 7 pm

Oct 17 (Wed): ONLINE Portraiture starts at 7 pm
Oct 18 (Thu): Intro Seminar: Ethics & Practice starts at 6:15 pm
Oct 20 (Sat): Family Archive starts at 10 am
Oct 20 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Three-Act Structure starts at 10 am

Oct 23 (Tue): Flash Nonfiction starts at 7 pm
Oct 27 (Sat): NEW Nature Writing starts at 10 am
Oct 27 (Sat): NEW The Video Portrait starts at 10 am

Oct 29 (Mon): Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Oct 29 (Mon): ONLINE Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Oct 30 (Tue): Intro to Editing Digital Photos starts at 7 pm
Oct 30 (Tue): ONLINE Make That Audio Doc starts at 7 pm


Nov 1 (Thu): Darkroom Photo starts at 6 pm
Nov 3 (Sat): NEW Distribution Strategies starts at 10 am

Nov 5 (Mon): ONLINE Smartphone Filmmaking starts at 7 pm
Nov 8 (Thu): ONLINE Family Archive starts at 7 pm
Nov 10 (Sat): NEW Filming Docs Abroad starts at 10 am


Dec 7 (Fri): Certificate Graduation starts at 7 pm

Master Class: Nonfiction Writing

This workshop brings students together with professional writers and editors for an intense week of collaborative discussion, revision, and writing. Students in the workshop will read and discuss the ongoing projects of fellow students, work individually with the instructors to refine and shape their own projects, and participate in readings and round-table discussions with top figures in the publishing world. Throughout the week, students will have the space and time for sustained, concentrated writing, as well as access to the world-class Duke University Libraries system. This is a workshop on craft, structure, and the art of writing great nonfiction, and a rare opportunity to be guided closely by top editors and writers. (38 hours)

Haven Kimmel is the author of eight books: Two memoirs, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch, and Other Heroic Tales from Mooreland, Indiana; four novels; and two books for children. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in creative writing and studied with the novelist Lee Smith at North Carolina State University. She is currently working on a horror novel and a non-fiction collection of essays about Quakerism. She lives in Durham.

Janine Latus is a freelance journalist and the author of If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder and Liberation, which made bestseller lists in New York, London, and Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a former board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her work has appeared in Discover, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Fitness, More, and dozens of other magazines and websites. She is at work on her second book, about her recent year living as a nomad.

Barry Yeoman is a Durham-based freelance magazine journalist whose recent work has appeared in The American Prospect, Saturday Evening Post, onEarth, Audubon, and Parade. He is the author of “The Gutbucket King,” a longform multimedia profile of New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King, published by The New New South. He specializes in putting human faces on complex social, political, and environmental issues. His website is barryyeoman.com.

Additional information:
The enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and all lunches during the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Two sections will be offered. Hours for the intensive are:

Section A
Taught by Haven Kimmel and Barry Yeoman
Sunday, June 10: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, June 11–14: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, June 15: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Section B
Taught by Janine Latus and Barry Yeoman
Sunday, August 5: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, August 6–9: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, August 10: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday's sessions conclude with a public presentation of student work.

See the course blog for a schedule, information on housing options, and more.

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