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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 in the Department of Performance Studies, 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.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

• 3 hours course credit FILM 600, Methods of Film Study (or equivalent)

• 9 hours approved electives (only one upper-division undergraduate course may be applied), including Graduate Courses (3 hours of research may be applied)

• A list of approved courses may be found in the Graduate and Professional Catalog under the College of Liberal Arts Interdepartmental Programs

• Up to three hours of a 691 course may count toward the certificate if a student’s thesis or dissertation contains a significant focus on film

Required Courses:

FILM 600, Methods of Film Study, 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