Maine College of Art & Design is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies

Since 1973, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies has taught students from all over the United States and around the world to become truthful, thorough, creative and responsible storytellers and documentarians. In Spring of 2016, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies formally became part of MECA&D. For the first time in its 42 year history, the program is fully accredited.

The Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies is a one-semester graduate-level intensive in documentary storytelling at MECA&D, one of five academic programs at the College. There are four tracks to chose from: Radio, Short Documentary Film, Photography, and Writing. Students are able to utilize student services and access the College’s extensive studios and equipment, like the new recording studio in the Bob Crewe Program in Art and Music.

Applicants to the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution or be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. MECA&D is now accepting applicants for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. The program will begin operations in the Fall of 2017.

To explore some of the fascinating stories of survival, love, faith, discovery, perseverance and more, as seen through the lens of Salt students, visit The Salt Story Archive. This impressive collection contains works by more than 1,000 Salt students – many of whom have gone on to successful careers at places like NPR and National Geographic.

For more information or to apply, visit

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