Film and Media Studies


Why study Film and Media Studies?

Film & Media Studies is a collaborative interdisciplinary graduate certificate that provides a critical understanding of film, television, and digital media that integrates history, theory, and praxis. It studies all aspects of media culture, from the first cinematic shorts to digital media. The field combines both academic study and hands-on experience with visual media.

Admission Requirements

Any student in good standing in a UC graduate degree program qualifies. Students who are not enrolled in another UC graduate program but who hold a bachelor's degree may also apply.

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Program Director in Film and Media Studies and consist of: (1) a statement of purpose, (2) transcripts, and (3) either a letter of support from the student's graduate program director (for students already enrolled in a UC graduate program) or (for external applicants) a letter of recommendation that speaks to the applicant's potential for success in the Film and Media Studies graduate certificate program.



Successful students in this certificate program possess a creative, visual learning style. They enjoy exploring new forms of art and thinking critically about the world.

  • Scholar
  • Journalist
  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Media Production
  • Artist
  • Actor
  • Editor
  • Producer

Advisor for current and prospective students:

Prof. Valerie Weinstein
Office: 3314 French Hall West
Phone: (513) 556-6656

The graduate certificate in Film & Media Studies unites faculty and students from three Colleges (A&S, CCM, and DAAP) in order to offer students training in both theory and practice. UC's strengths in media production and in visual studies combine to offer students hands-on experience in production along with training in the analysis of media and visual culture.

Any student in good standing in his or her graduate program qualifies. Applications will be made to the Director of Film Media and Visual Studies. Applications will consist of: (1) a statement of purpose, (2) a transcript, and (3) a letter of support from the applicant's graduate program director. To apply please go to the online application.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted at any time.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Megan Boyd, Ph.D.
Old Chemistry
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-2722

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Program Code: 15GC-FILM-GC