The certificate program in film and video studies explores film theory and the practice of the moving image. Through this interdisciplinary program, students have an opportunity to develop their interests, skills and understanding of the forms, channels, technologies and histories of the media arts.
In the certificate program in film and video studies, students explore film theory and the practice of the moving image. Through this interdisciplinary program, students have an opportunity to develop their interests, skills and understanding of the forms, channels, technologies and histories of the media arts.
Coursework helps students become more astute critics of film and media arts. Students learn about the history of film, television and video arts as well as their place in social, cultural and political expression. This program also helps students strengthen their critical thinking skills through an analysis of the ongoing philosophical, aesthetic, political and technological debates about film, media and video.
Through this program, students gain valuable skills for future careers or graduate study in areas such as video and film production, film studies, media studies or digital design.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The certificate in film and video studies is open to all ASU undergraduate majors. Students wishing to pursue this certificate should consult an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies to ensure the appropriate set of courses is taken and the required paperwork is submitted.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.