The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts offers two graduate certificates. These certificates are formal awards granted by the college with approval of Texas A&M University and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Certificates consist of 12–15 credit hours of courses in a concentrated area. When a student meets all the requirements of the certificate, the credential will appear on their transcript. Students must be currently enrolled in a Texas A&M graduate degree program to be eligible for a certificate.

Film and Media Studies Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Popular Culture

How to Earn Your Graduate Certificate

Pursuing a certificate allows you to specialize your graduate degree. Apply for a certificate following these steps:

Step 1: Prepare

Review the certificate requirements. Speak with the certificate coordinator and/or your graduate advisor to confirm if you can enroll in the necessary courses and meet any other requirements.

Step 2: Apply for the Program

Apply online for your certificate. 

You will receive an email when your application has been approved. If you do not receive an email within one month, contact your certificate’s coordinator.

Step 3: Complete Requirements

Complete your courses and satisfy any non-course requirements (e.g., thesis, dissertation, or capstone project).

Step 4: Apply for Graduation

As you prepare to graduate with your degree, submit an application to graduate in the Howdy Portal. You will apply to graduate for each curriculum you earn, including your degree and certificates.