Film & Media Studies
What is Film & Media Studies?
Film & Media Studies is a collaborative interdisciplinary program 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.
Successful students in this major possess a creative, visual learning style. They enjoy exploring new forms of art and thinking critically about the world.
- Film Production
- Television Production
- Media Production
The program will have two required courses, both of which already exist, but which will be retitled and cross-listed in order to mark their place in the new program: (15-ANTH-7074 [Advanced Topics: Seeing as Social Practice] and 15-GRMN-8011 [Media 1: Visual and Media Studies]). Both of these will be cross-listed in participating programs. In addition, it will draw from other graduate courses in the field currently offered throughout UC.
• Introduction to Film, Media, and Visual Studies (currently ANTH 7074) (4 credits)
• Graduate Seminar in Film, Media, and Visual Studies (currently GRMN 8011) (4 credits)
• Two Electives from an approved set of courses (6-8 credits)
Advisor for current and prospective students: Todd Herzog (Todd.Herzog@uc.edu), Department of German Studies (732 Old Chemistry, Tel: 513-556-2751).
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
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.
Applications accepted at any time.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Film & Media Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
Department of German Studies (ML 0372)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372