The Film Certificate is a 45-credit program for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree or have substantial professional experience in the media arts.  Certificate students are required to take a film foundation, and then may choose electives in the areas of:

  • film-school-2Producing
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting

Those applicants lacking an undergraduate degree must have approval from the Chair of the Film School to be admitted into the Certificate Program.

Application to the Certificate Program is the same process as the application for undergraduate application to the Film School.


Certificate in Film
Total credit hours: 45

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Film Electives 15
Various Film Electives 15
First Semester Second Semester
FLM 103 Elements of Film Art FLM 202 Modern International Cinema
FLM 112 Tech I FLM 210 Film Production I
FLM 201 The Early Development of Cinema FLM 291 Introduction to Editing
FLM 204 Introduction to Screenwriting Film Elective
FLM 292 Film Sound I Film Elective
(15 Credit Hours) (15 Credit Hours)
Third Semester
FLM 211 Film Production II
FLM 261 Directing Workshop
Film Elective
Film Elective
Film Elective
(15 Credit Hours)