Graduate Certificates

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.

Career Possibilities

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


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 (, 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.

Special Programs

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.

Quick Facts

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Film & Media Studies

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years


Uptown Campus West


Department of German Studies (ML 0372)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372
Phone: 513-556-2751
Todd Herzog