Other Graduate Opportunities @ CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) offers enrollment opportunities to graduate students enrolled at Duke University through graduate pairing numbers. Priority is given to graduate students in the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University.  

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.  

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, provided there is space available in the courses. The procedure for non-Duke graduate students to enroll in CDS graduate-level courses is:

(1) If there is space available in the course after August 1 (for fall semester courses) or December 1 (for spring semester courses), contact the course instructor and request a permission number. As priority is given to Duke students, please wait until the dates above to request permission to enroll in the course.

(2) Bring the permission number to your home university’s registrar’s office and request inter-institutional registration for the course.