John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative

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Interested in developing your documentary skills?  Proficient in filmmaking but interested in sound?  Excited to experiment with a new course or add-on to an existing course? 

MDOCS has opportunities whether you are starting out or an expert. Why?  We'd love to have Skidmore faculty build and contribute to a broad range of documentary opportunities across the disciplines.



Take a course that develops your documentary skills.  We'll pay for an online course at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies --Interested in Writing Memoir, Interviewing for Story, Audio Postcards, the Power of Archive, Art of Doc Photo, and more  (current listings -spring/summer 2015).  One string attached:  a short presentation in the MDOCS Wednesday afternoon discussions of documentary pedagogy required.

Click here to apply for professional development in documentary.  If you prefer to a Word Document,  please download here and submit to mdocs [@]  Rolling application deadline.


Teaching documentary skills is demanding. MDOCS Teaching Incentives offers an incentive to test what you've learned on your own, or in an MDOCS-sponsored workshop or course, and apply it in your teaching.  MDOCS staff will always work with you as you develop your module, discuss technology options and availability, and help make connections with ongoing Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Projects.

We also have limited funds offer a one-time $500 incentive to teach a 1-or 2- credit add-on to your own course or $1000 to teach a 1- or 2- credit stand-alone workshop in a documentary skill.  Application for 2015/2016 will be available in Fall 2014.