institute for documentary studies
 

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Motivated individuals from all walks of life come to Salt to focus 15 weeks of their life on just one thing: documentary storytelling. For some, it’s a career shift. For others, it’s one giant evolutionary step. Either way, one very intense semester is spent taking what once was a passion, hobby, or part time job and turning it into a new way of life.

“Fifteen weeks at Salt rearranged 80% of my brain. The person I was when I arrived at Salt was not the person I was when I left. I walked away with more skills, ideas, and confidence than I could’ve ever imagined.”

[ Paula Mauro // radio alum ]

Learn all about the world of documentary storytelling and how to navigate it. Take the time to critically examine your work and the work of your classmates in your track in a collaborative, peer environment.

Bring your passion, your ideas, your fears, your unfinished projects… Leave with a body of beautifully crafted, in-depth stories of professional quality and a new – resourceful, confident, talented – you.

Salt is a full-time program: students can expect to spend approximately 20 hours a week in class and critiques with instructors, and another 20 or more in the field and at school editing their work. Classes are held on two (very full) days each week; class time is split equally between small track classes and New Media, in which students from all tracks learn to produce polished, professional quality pieces pieces consisting of video, audio and still images.

 

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