Other Graduate Opportunities @ CDS

Through course number pairings detailed below, CDS offers enrollment opportunities to graduate students enrolled at Duke University in a variety of disciplines. Graduate students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at North Carolina Central University, and at North Carolina State University may also take these courses for credit through inter-institutional arrangements, which those students will find through their university registrar’s office.    

The pairing system allows graduate students to take one or more courses at CDS for credit. Enrolled students will participate in courses with undergraduates but will receive credit at the graduate level. Most of these courses will require additional work for graduate credit. Note that we offer no graduate certificate or degrees in documentary studies other than our collaborative offerings through the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.  

Other opportunities for assistantships and internships for graduate students are available at various times at CDS, and students will typically find those announced on this site. In addition, we welcome the participation of graduates from Duke and our sister universities at all of our events, including exhibits, guest lectures, films, and other programs. Graduate students teaching their own courses have often used our exhibits and programs as teaching tools. Occasionally graduate students have worked with CDS in their own research.   

Courses and Graduate Pairing Numbers:  

Intro to Audio Documentary (DOCST 735S)
Short Audio Documentary (DOCST 710S)
Color Photography (DOCST 736S)
Documentary Experience (DOCST 705S)
Literacy/Photography (DOCST 724S)
Medicine and Documentary Photo (DOCST 706S)
Documentary Engagement (DOCST 750S)
Photography in Context (DOCST 745S)
Politics of Food (DOCST 741S)
Freedom Stories (DOCST 720S)