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Human Rights & Documentary Media

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 18
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

Explore how documentary media can be used to advance human rights. Whether you are a current or recent undergraduate student, a graduate with an MA or PhD in fields like anthropology, public health, sociology, development practice or arid lands, or a human rights stakeholder in a non-governmental organization, this program will allow you to explore how documentary media can be used to advance a cause.

You will have the opportunity to engage with distinguished filmmakers and media activists through videoconferences, internships, class projects and mentorships. This program will be guided by an international advisory board made up of distinguished documentary filmmakers that share your passion for social justice and human rights.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The core curriculum for this program is comprised of 15 credits:

HRTS 500: Advancing Human Rights
HRTS 541: Advancing Human Rights through Documentary Media
FTV 544: Documentary Production
HRTS 505: Human Rights Voices
HRTS 598C: Human Rights and Documentary Media Project