Film Studio

Film Studies

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.
Film Studio

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.

Degree Offered

Advanced Certificate in Film Studies (GC Students Only)

Available only to matriculated Graduate Center students

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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Recent News

Jan 30, 2015

Call for Entries to the 2015 CUNY Film Festival

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.

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Edward Miller

Professor, Theatre and Performance; Professor, Film Studies

Rukshana Jalil

Assistant Program Officer, American Studies; Assistant Program Officer, Film Studies; Assistant Program Officer, Global Early Modern Studies; Assistant Program Officer, Medieval Studies