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Craig Volk

  • Theatre, Film and Video Production (CAM)

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Volk spent 12 years working in the television/film industry, has held numerous academic posts, and taught creative writing workshops and master classes across the country. As a film director his short docs have aired nationally and internationally. Within the FITV program his teaching includes the two-semester project that results in the annual web series production. He’s won the CAM teaching award, the research and creative activities award, and twice won the service award.

Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of South Dakota 
BS; Creative Writing
MA; Theatre & English

Yale University
MFA; Playwriting/Screenwriting


Three times selected to Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, wrote for the Broadcast Emmy award-winning series "Northern Exposure", won the 2007 PEN-USA award for best stage drama.


Writers Guild of America and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

"A Feral World" Wins at Southeast Regional Film Festival

Film & Television Chair David Liban's post-apocalyptic film, "A Feral World", is scheduled for release on Amazon and iTunes for September 22nd!

Feral Honors

  • Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actor at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Official Selection of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

"Fresh Tracks" at Vail Film Festival

CU Denver faculty and filmmaker Hans Rosenwinkel's film, "Fresh Tracks", a documentary about the first U.S. amputee skier and his design that launched the adaptive skiing movement, is up for Best Documentary at the Vail Film Festival.

New Documentary by FITV Faculty Roma Sur and Jessica McGaugh

When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur have partnered on the new documentary, "Three Worlds, One Stage".


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Meet CAM Faculty Member Edward Tyndall

What are Edward Tyndall's favorite movies? Get to know new Film & Television faculty member Edward Tyndall in his Q&A.

Bollywood Connections: Film & Television in India

Ten Film & Television students, led by Roma Sur, traveled to Mumbai, India to collaborate with India’s top film school to produce a bi-lingual short film in “Bollywood”, the movie capital of the eastern hemisphere.