Graduate and Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Department of Communication and the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Washington offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in documentary filmmaking.

Native Voices offers students the opportunity to explore documentary from an Indigenous perspective, and to produce programs that speak to critical personal, social, and political issues in their lives.

Native Voices provides students a framework in which they develop professional media projects in conjunction with Indigenous theories and methodologies. Native Voices encourages applications by individuals from diverse interests and backgrounds.

Native Voices has been working with Indigenous students and producers for more than 15 years. Documentaries produced by students in our program have won awards and been screened at Sundance, the American Indian Film Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Modern Art, and many other venues. Our student’s films are used in Indigenous education throughout the world.

Rachen Nez at an editing station.

Native Voices alumna Rachel Nez at an Avid editing station