Film Studies

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Program Description

The Film Studies Certificate Program enables students to obtain an interdisciplinary concentration in film studies. The certificate program will enable students to study this important field in a rigorous systematic fashion. Film is the major art form and communication medium that transmits culture, influences society, and both reflects and shapes human conduct. Furthermore, film links diverse cultures through depiction of national societies and through language exposure. The Certificate in Film Studies will therefore give recognition to a significant medium that generates innovative theoretical, historical, literary and creative methodologies. The certificate will enhance interdisciplinary connections among Modern Languages, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Arts, History, Religious Studies and other departments. Students will have a unique opportunity to access new films, film archives, film makers, internships and related benefits. This certificate will complement studies in other fields and enable students to obtain an intellectual background in the theories and methodologies of film culture. Moreover, it will enhance students’ visual literacy and competency.

This program will require 18 credit-hours (6 courses) including a 6 credit core and 12 cresits of electives:

Core Courses
FIL 3006 Introduction to Film Studies
ENG 4121 History of Film
2 film-related courses outside the English Department
2 film-related courses inside or outside the English Department

Students should consult with the advisor of the certificate program about current course offerings.

Click here to view the Registrar's Application.

After completing the above form, please forward the application to program director, Dr. Andrew Strycharski at Feel free to email me with any questions!

Contact Information:
Dr. Andrew Strycharski, Director
Film Studies Certificate Program
Department of English
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33199