True Stories

The power of real-life stories come alive in this certificate program. We’ll provide you with foundational practical filmmaking skills (both visual and aural), as well as historical and theoretical knowledge for telling non-fictional narratives. You’ll acquire a foundational knowledge of essential techniques in cinematography, editing and sound-mixing, and will apply these skills in journalistic and artistic ways.

Find more information, including required courses, about the Documentary Film certificate.


Udall Scholars since the program was launched in 1992


of UM students are the first in their family to attend college


UM students have been named Rhodes Scholars