The Certificate in Advanced Film and Media Studies program, at the graduate-level, is designed to give participants advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to begin or advanced their career in a film studies related field. This certificate program provides a firm grasp of entrepreneurial and management principles for professionals working or expecting to find work in the ever-changing global media landscape. The curriculum includes courses in film industry perspectives and businesses of film, TV and Trans-media. A total of six courses build strong foundation skills in core subject areas and develop analytical, critical, and creative thinking. Elective courses guide students into practical areas in the management of film and media studies. Students who join the program should expect to acquire the core knowledge and skills needed to understand and assist in the implementation of film management.
(Domestic students only, not yet available for international students)
To receive the Certificate in Advanced Film and Media Studies from Southern States University, students must successfully complete the five (5) required core courses and one (1) elective for a total of 24 credit hours, which is equivalent to 240 contact hours. Students must complete the requirements within a five (5) quarter period
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Program Learning Outcome 1. Analyze the legal and business environment of the film industry.
Program Learning Outcome 2. Explain the history of film and film theories and how to recognize them in different types of films in the modern film era.
Program Learning Outcome 3. Analyze the components for a transmedia project.
Certificate in Film and Media Studies – Courses
Required Courses (5 courses) 20 Quarter Credits
|FIL 510||Entertainment Law||4.0||Quarter Credits|
|FIL 520||Transmedia||4.0||Quarter Credits|
|FIL 540||Hollywood – Overview of The Film Industry||4.0||Quarter Credits|
|FIL 550||Advanced Film Theory and History||4.0||Quarter Credits|
|FIL 560||The Business of TV/Film||4.0||Quarter Credits|
Electives (1 Required) 04 Quarter Credits
|FIL 570||Entrepreneurship in Media||4.0||Quarter Credits|
|FIL 597||Professional Internship||4.0||Quarter Credits|
Certificate in Film and Media Studies requirements
|Certificate in Film and Media Studies – Required Courses||5||20|
|Certificate in Film and Media Studies – Elective Courses||1||4|
|Total for Certificate for Certificate in Advanced Film and Media Studies||6||24|