Monday, October 15, 2012

PhD in Film & Digital Media and MA in Social Documentation at UCSC

The Department of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz is accepting applications for the 2 graduate programs:

- PhD in Film & Digital Media, Deadline: December 14th, 2012 - MA in Social Documentation, Deadline: January 15th, 2013 Apply at:

We encourage you to join us at our Fall Visit Week for prospective graduate students November 5th-9th Please contact or (831) 459-3445 for more information.

The M.A. in Social Documentation and Ph.D. in Film + Digital Media, take advantage of the strength of the renowned Film + Digital Media faculty and the expertise of faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions at UC Santa Cruz. After identifying which program best suits their interests, potential students should consult the program websites for guidelines and deadlines before applying.

The Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media offers a rigorous, critically grounded program that also supports challenges to the traditionally conceived borders between creative and critical practice. The program enables potential dialogue between creative practice and theoretical knowledge as related forms of intellectual work and provides the conditions for students to realize a wide range of possible projects that includes cinema, television, video art, and internet-based media. The program thus prepares students for intellectually informed creative practice as well as theoretical and critical production in a range of environments, not limited to traditional academic contexts.

SocDoc is a one-of-a-kind program designed for future documentarians committed to social change and to documenting communities, cultures, issues, and individuals who are marginalized in our current landscape of representation. SocDoc goes beyond the story. That's our motto and our practice: to go beyond story-telling into the intimacy of people's lives, the causes underlying social injustice, the issues too pressing to ignore. There's a story, too, but we think that should be the beginning, not the end, of the matter.