THE JOHN B. MOORE DOCUMENTARY STUDIES COLLABORATIVE (MDOCS)
The John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS), led by Director Adam Tinkle (2018-), embeds documentary within Skidmore's core curriculum and its culture - profoundly enhancing the College's overall capacities for creative public engagement, social impact and integrative learning. It offers a variety of theory and skill-based courses spanning many documentary mediums (film, audio, archive, exhibit, photography, writing, virtual reality, mapping, web design, etc.), an enhanced production/post-production workspace (DOCLab), hosts and supports numerous events presenting documentary work and practice inlcuding the weekend-long MDOCS Forum during the Storytellers' Institute summer residency program.
The program was founded in the academic year of 2014–15 thanks to seed funding from Moore family members Jim and Sue Towne and the leadership of inaugural Director Jordana Dym (2014-2018).