The graduate certificate in Film and Media Studies offers graduate students an interdisciplinary concentration in the study of film and other visual- and sound-based media that will enhance their major field of study. 

You can create a program of study that will enrich your understanding of the global and interdisciplinary dimensions of the media culture environment. You can select from a diverse set of courses in various disciplines, including:

  • Communication
  • English
  • History
  • European and Classical Languages
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Visualization

The graduate certificate is open to any Texas A&M University student seeking a masters or doctoral degree.

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Apply for the Film and Media Studies Certificate

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.

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.

For more information about program requirements for the certificate, consult the Texas A&M Graduate Catalog.