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Graduate Certificate in Film and Culture

The Graduate Certificate in Film and Culture offers a flexible and diverse curricular framework for a multidisciplinary focus on film and culture across departmental and college boundaries. Taking into account the growing importance of the study of visual culture in many disciplinary terrains, the certificate provides graduate students an opportunity to add a field of specialization to their existing academic portfolios, or to prepare to write theses or dissertations that may reflect an engagement with the professional study of film and visual culture.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Film and Culture is limited to students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Florida Atlantic University. Students must complete a total of four 3-credit graduate- level courses that include two required core courses as well as film-intensive electives (ideally, but not necessarily, drawn from one or more of the three indicated distributional categories). Application for the certificate should be submitted to the Certificate director upon the successful completion of the required courses with a minimum “B” grade in each. In addition to the regular curriculum, other courses with significant film components may be substituted with the Certificate director’s prior approval.

Required Core Courses

FUNDAMENTALS IN THE STUDY OF FILM

FIL 6807: Film Theory and Criticism, or the equivalent

FIL 6026: Film History and Historiography, or the equivalent

Recommended Electives

TOPICS IN MASS MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE

RTV 6006: Television and Video Studies

MMC 6408: Mass Media Theory

MMC 6646: Political Economy of the Media

LIT 6936: Literature and Other Fields: Hitchcock and the Novel

SPW 6939: La dictadura en la literatura y el cine latinoamericanos

 

TOPICS IN FILM AND WORLD CULTURE

WST 6339: Sex, Violence, and Hollywood

SPW 6939: Literature and Film of the Andes

ITT 6524: Italian History on Film

SPW 6939: Literatura y cine mexicanos

 

TOPICS IN FILM PRODUCTION AND EXHIBITION

GEB 6055: The Business of Motion Pictures

GEB 6056: Contemporary Motion Picture Business Management

Application Procedures

Application for the certificate may be made upon the satisfactory completion of the two core courses (or their equivalents) with at least a “B” grade, and will thereafter be awarded upon the completion of all four courses with at least a “B” grade in each Special Topics course.

Anthony R. Guneratne, certificate director

email: guneratn@fau.edu

Student Success

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Zoila Clark (MA, Women's Studies):

"I obtained a Graduate Certificate in Film and Culture while pursuing an MA in Women Studies at Florida Atlantic University. I learned how to make documentaries and experimental dramas, and my videos are posted on YouTube. My film classes also gave me the background to publish four articles about film.”

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Ysamina Aidi (MA, Comparative Literature):

"The Film Certificate enabled me to obtain an interdisciplinary concentration in Film Studies. It allowed me to involve coursework from Film and a variety of Literature classes which complemented my studies in the Comparative Literature M.A program, helping me to obtain an intellectual background in the theories and methodologies of film culture."

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