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Independent Study/Advanced Project (FALL 2020)
 

Independent Study

This permission-only course is designed for students to work with a mentor on one specific project, in any medium, in four two-hour sessions (or a mutually agreed-upon equivalent) over the course of four months. Dates and times arranged by the student and mentor. (Intermediate-Advanced/8 hours)

Please contact [email protected] to request permission for an independent study.

 

Advanced Project

 

During the Fall 2020 semester, when CDS Courses offerings are online, all advanced project courses—Audio, Photography, and Video Projects— will operate as independent studies.

 

Certificate in Documentary Arts students are required to take an advanced project course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. Students may take advanced project courses for credit more than once. 

 

For their advanced project courses in Fall 2020, students can arrange an Independent study with one or more instructors at a time. In these arrangements, a student pays $500 for four (4) two-hour meetings over a period of four (4) months (these parameters are flexible with the mutual agreement of the student and instructor). All instructors are considered for these mentorships, based on availability, demand, skills, and administrative direction. (8 hours / Advanced)

 

Please contact [email protected] to request permission for an independent study.




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Center for Documentary Studies
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Introduction to Documentary Studies: Ethics and Practice (ONLINE ONLY)
 


This course is designed for students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll. The documentary arts—including photography, video, audio, and writing—encompass many genres and numerous means of interacting with the world and its people. Instruction will focus on methodologies as well as philosophies and ethics of fieldwork in different settings. Students will explore examples of documentary work and will present project ideas of their own in the final session. (20 hours / All levels)


Joy Salyers is a folklorist and a professional adviser on ethical and effective practice for individuals, organizations, and projects. She helps clients place an honest and compassionate assessment of themselves into the context of the systems within which they work. Salyers is also a writer, performer, and lecturer. She serves on advisory groups for several current documentary projects, and has taught in CDS’s continuing education program for more than a decade. joysalyers.com



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ST101PFa20
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Salyers 10/20 - 12/8 Tu 06:15 PM - 08:45 PM $328.00 View
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ST101P
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Salyers 10/31 - 12/19 Sa 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM $328.00 View

Introduction to Documentary Studies: Traditions (Online)
 



This course is designed for students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll; it’s also suited to non-certificate students with a general interest in interdisciplinary traditions of documentary work, with an emphasis on twentieth-century practice. Students will be introduced to a range of documentary idioms and voices, including the work of photographers, filmmakers, oral historians, folklorists, musicologists, radio documentarians, and writers. (16 hours/All levels)


Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not meet at CDS but will instead take place in regularly scheduled virtual sessions.


Joy Salyers is a folklorist and a professional adviser on ethical and effective practice for individuals, organizations, and projects. She helps clients place an honest and compassionate assessment of themselves into the context of the systems within which they work. Salyers is also a writer, performer, and lecturer. She serves on advisory groups for several current documentary projects, and has taught in CDS’s continuing education program for more than a decade. joysalyers.com

 

Section A (Waitlist)
9/10/2020 - 10/29/2020
Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Section B
Note: Section B of Intro to Doc Studies: Traditions will be offered over two consective weekends. 

10/10/2020 - 10/18/2020 
Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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ST101ToFA20
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Salyers 9/10 - 10/29 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $295.00 View