Question by Exedius M: What should I study in college if I want to make documentaries for networks such as CNN, BBC, Discovery chnel?
Hi, I have a love for film making but I want to start by making documentaries for news networks or informative channels, can anyone please tell me what should I study in college/university? Based on what I want to do as a career should I take film school or am I supposed to take journalism? And how hard is it to get a job making documentaries for a place like CNN or discovery channel?
Answer by misskate12001
Either Film or TV Production. You could minor in journalism but not all documentary filmmakers are journalists and not all journalists studied TV or Film. Universities and colleges will offer various non-fiction film making and theory courses.
It’s a highly competitive field so getting a job isn’t easy but that should hardly be a deterrent.
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