Certificate in Film Studies

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication's Undergraduate Certificate in Film Studies allows for a concentrated focus on the art of film, concentrating in its four-course (twelve-hour) requirement on film's technical, historical, and theoretical dimensions. It should appeal both to students interested in extending their technical education to an area where technology and art clearly converge and to those seeking to add to their understanding of the mediated environment we inhabit.


After completing the ENGL 1101-1102 sequence, those pursuing the certificate fulfill the four-course requirement by taking two required courses, LMC 2500 Introduction to Film and LMC 3254 Film History, and two additional courses selected from among LMC 3252, 3256, 3352, 3853, and 4500.

With the approval of the Director of Undergradutae Studies, the student may repeat LMC 3853, the rotating Special Topics in Film, when the topics are different, or substitute another film-related course. During his or her last semester, the student submits a petition for certificate (completed advisement sheet) to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies (ADUS); when it is approved, the certificate is awarded to the student during the final week of the semester.

Certificate in Film Studies

  1. Required Courses (6 hours):

    • LMC 2500: Introduction to Film
    • LMC 3254: Film History
  2. Elective Courses - Two of the following courses (6 hours):

    • LMC 3252: Studies in Film and Television
    • LMC 3256: Major Filmmakers
    • LMC 3257: Global Cinema
    • LMC 3258: Documentary Film
    • LMC 3259: Experimental Film and Video
    • LMC 3352: Film and/as Technology
    • LMC 3853: Special Topics in Film
    • LMC 4500: Seminar in Film Studies

Total Credit Hours: 12 credits (4 courses)

More Information

For more information, please see the certificate advisement sheet: