The Certificate Program in Film Studies aims to develop a student's familiarity with the history, theory, and criticism of the cinema as a medium and art form.
The Certificate Program in Film Studies offers students the critical skills and knowledge needed to comprehend cinema as a discrete discipline with its own methodology. The required courses, however, are also designed to provide historical, theoretical, and critical perspectives on the cinema derived from a variety of disciplines. They aim to stimulate exploration of the connections between film and traditional fields of inquiry such as theatre, art history, sociology, political science, and languages and literatures. The multi- and interdisciplinary approach encourages students to integrate film scholarship with their doctoral studies, enabling significant new insights into a medium with immense social resonance throughout the world. Faculty with expertise in film studies drawn from a wide variety of doctoral programs, including Art History, English, French, Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures, History, Sociology, and Theatre, are available to help guide student research and writing in the field.
Resources for Research and Training
New York City is the prime location for the study of cinema in the United States. Many of the world’s most important film study centers, archives and libraries, notably those at the Museum of Modern Art, the Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Television and Radio, and Anthology Film Archives are located here. It is also home to the widest range of commercial and noncommercial exhibition venues in the United States. These include such world famous institutions as the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the American Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and a host of important smaller screening spaces such as Anthology Film Archives.
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Friday, October 6, 2023
Join us for a screening of films by Wayne Koestenbaum.
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
1218: Segal Theatre
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
IN-PERSON ONLY EVENT In an innovative blend of live music and cinema, renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated silent-film pianist Donald Sosin perform their...
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
Jan 19, 2022
IN MEMORIAM: DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS STANLEY ARONOWITZ, INFLUENTIAL LABOR ADVOCATE AND SCHOLAR
The Graduate Center community is deeply saddened by the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stanley Aronowitz , a scholar of labor and social movements and...
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- In Memoriam
Jan 30, 2015
Filmmakers from the CUNY community are eligible to submit their films to the seventh annual CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College. The deadline for entries is February 27.
Mar 12, 2014
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