About the Institute

Due to statewide budget cuts, the Documentary Institute no longer offers a graduate program in documentary film. But the top-ranked documentary program will continue at Wake Forest University where DI faculty members Sandra Dickson, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson will join Wake Forest professor and award-winning filmmaker Mary Dalton in launching a new graduate documentary program.

Offering students the option of an MA or MFA in documentary production, the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest will continue the DI tradition of producing award-winning and socially significant student documentary films. “We will be part of a top-ranked national university with a strong intellectual tradition and a keen sense of social responsibility—the perfect environment for creative and responsible storytelling,” says Dickson, who joined the Wake faculty in July.

The new Documentary Film Program will begin in Fall 2010.