Film and Media Studies

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Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies

Chair
John Durham Peters

Director of Graduate Studies
Francesco Casetti

Faculty
For faculty listings, see Film and Media Studies under Degree-Granting Departments and Programs in this bulletin.

Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies

The Film and Media Studies Program gives students the tools necessary to grapple with the decisive media of the past one hundred years: from film to television to the platform-agnostic digital images of today. That knowledge is critical and practical, analytic and experimental, historical and theoretical. As an interdisciplinary program, Film and Media Studies draws on courses from Art to Comparative Literature to Slavic Languages and Literatures to American Studies, taught by a dedicated group of world-renowned faculty.

The Certificate in Film and Media Studies is open to students already enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Yale. The aim is to provide graduate students in other programs, departments, and divisions the opportunity to develop and demonstrate a degree of competence in the history and theory of film and media technologies. Interested students are strongly encouraged to register for the certificate by meeting with the director of graduate studies (DGS) during their first year.

Special Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies

Students who wish to receive the certificate must complete the following: (1) FILM 601, Foundations of Film and Media; (2) two electives, one of which must be drawn from the Film and Media Studies curriculum; the second may focus on media relevant to the student’s own research interests, but must be approved by the DGS of Film and Media Studies; (3) FILM 605 and FILM 606, Certificate Workshop, offered only to certificate students; the workshop meets biweekly over two terms and counts as one regular course credit. Students will be required to present a qualifying paper demonstrating their capacity to do interdisciplinary work.

In approved cases, certificate students may serve as TFs in Film and Media Studies courses. However, there is no formal teaching requirement for the certificate program.

Each of these requirements will require approval from the DGS of Film and Media Studies, the DGS of the student’s degree department, and a Film and Media Studies adviser. A plan for fulfilling the requirements will be worked out in advance, in consultation with all three of the above. Students may apply to count a course they took during their first year.

Additional certificate program information is available on the Film and Media Studies website (http://filmstudies.yale.edu). For information on the Ph.D. program in Film and Media Studies, see Film and Media Studies under Degree-Granting Departments and Programs in this bulletin.

Certificate Workshop

Film and Media Studies Certificate Workshop
Film and Media Studies Certificate Workshop