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Graduate Certificate

The Film Studies Program offers a Graduate Certificate in FILM and MEDIA STUDIES, established in Fall 2012.


Administered by the Film Studies Program, the graduate certificate in Film and Media Studies offers masters and doctoral students an interdisciplinary concentration in the study of film and other visual- and sound-based media that will enhance students’ major field of study. By combining Film courses in such diverse areas as Communication, English, History, European and Classical Languages, Hispanic Studies, Performance Studies, Philosophy, and Visualization, students can create a program of study that will enrich their understandings of the global and interdisciplinary dimensions of the media culture environment.  The graduate certificate is open to any Texas A&M University student seeking a masters or doctoral degree; it consists of 12 hours of coursework (approved by the director of the Film Studies Program), including 3 required hours of COMM 662 or its equivalent.  If you require further information or have specific questions about the Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies, you may contact the Interdisciplinary Critical Studies Office located in Bolton Hall 314.

Number of semester credit hours required:  12

Additional Details: 3 hours must be taken outside home department; 3 hours may be a 300-level or above undergraduate course; if a student’s thesis or dissertation contains a significant film focus, up to 3 hours of thesis or dissertation research hours may count toward the certificate.

Required Courses:

COMM 662, Survey of Telecommunication Media Studies, or equivalent course.


(Note: the following list of courses represents a starting point for the types of classes counting toward the Film and Media Studies graduate certificate. Additional classes may be added in the future or petitioned.)

Upper Division Undergraduate Film Courses

FILM 351/ENGL 351, Advanced Film

FILM 356/ENGL 356, Film and Literature

FILM 394, Studies in Film Genre

FILM 401, National Cinema History

FILM 405, European Cinema

FILM 406, Propaganda and Dissidence

FILM 425, French Film

FILM 435, German Film

FILM 455, Italian Cinema

FILM 481, Seminar in Film Studies

MUSC 402, Music and Sound for Media

Application for FILM and MEDIA STUDIES:  click here