plazo: 14 enero 2011
donde: Santa Cruz, California
In a few short years, the Social Documentation Program (SOC DOC) has become an exciting new center of gravity for emerging documentarians. Established in 2005, it is at the forefront of an innovative discipline that merges the creative and academic elements of documentary practice. The program offers students a chance to develop expertise in the understanding and production of social documentaries in mediums that include film/video, documentary animation, photography, new digital media, and other genres.
As traditional sources of journalistic investigation and reporting dwindle, untested opinions have begun to dominate the internet and political process. With veracity under attack and audiences left to search for reliable perspectives on the world, SOC DOC trains the next generation of documentarians in real-world experience, professional standards, and innovative approaches to documentary, representation, and argument. SOC DOC taps faculty across the UCSC campus to provide students with access to expertise across traditional disciplinary lines, grounding M.A. students in the deepest understanding of subject as well as medium. Our graduates have earned grants, awards and coveted film festival showcases for their thesis documentaries produced around the globe, in film/video, photography, and digital media. We don’t just tell a story: our students go beyond the story to place individuals in context and to trace struggles in history, deepening the public’s underst anding and awareness.
FACULTY Soc Doc students work closely with a faculty of eminent professionals in the documentary field (production, criticism, theory), and draw from the topical and analytic expertise of scholars across the campus. Our faculty members have exhibited their work at the Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto film festivals, the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, and broadcasts around the world and have been honored by the Society of Cinema and Media Studies, the Emmy Award, the Peabody Award, the International Documentary Association, and Academy Award nominations among other distinctions. For more information on our faculty, please see http://socdoc.ucsc.edu/faculty/
Student work examples: http://socdoc.ucsc.edu/media/
THE PROGRAM The UCSC Social Documentation Program is a two-year, full-time program leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The program is designed to provide opportunities for the graduate student who is actively committed to social justice a chance to develop expertise in the understanding and production of social documentaries in film/video, photography, documentary animation, new digital media, and other genres.
The SOC DOC program has a required core curriculum in documentary production and representation as well as in social-science analysis and research, through which students are expected to design their own course of study. Each student is assigned a creative advisor and a substantive advisor from the faculty, both of whom will be involved in designing individualized curriculum and project plans. Students follow a cohort path of linear learning that ensures cohesion and an esprit de corps with peers to carry into the future.
Upon completion of the program, Master of Arts degree holders will be qualified to enter documentary-related professions such as documentary directing, producing editing and research. Degree holders may work within industries such as public broadcasting, the documentary film business, as independent producers, artists and journalists, with social-change organizations, or for archival centers, museums, and non-governmental organizations. Alumni may also choose to pursue a PhD in a related field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences.
TO APPLY Students are admitted into the program only once per year, for the fall quarter. Applications are completed online through the UCSC Division of Graduate Studies. For information about the application process please visit the Division of Graduate Studies website http://graddiv.ucsc.edu/prospective (Note: GRE not required)
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