Film and Media Studies, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate Program in Film and Media educates doctoral candidates of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in the theory, aesthetics, and history of film, video, and other audio-visual media, including emergent objects of the digital age. Candidates acquire descriptive and analytical tools applicable to a broad number of research fields in which audiovisual media play a leading role.


The 13-credit course of study is comprised of:

  • A core seminar, Film Theory and Research Methods
  • Three electives, subject to approval by the certificate program director
  • A capstone research project, which may be fulfilled either through the preparation of a scholarly article for review to a two-person faculty committee or through the successful defense of the PhD thesis when the dissertation bears directly on film and media

The certificate is open to motivated students of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with the permission of the director of graduate studies of the home program as well as that of the certificate program director. Requisite for admission are Introduction to Cinema I and II (AS.061.140 andAS.061.141, 6 credits total) or their demonstrated equivalent from another accredited institution. Students are asked to enroll in the certificate program during the first two semesters of graduate study, although in some cases enrollment may be possible during the second year.

Graduate students who complete all PhD requirements in their home department as well as all certificate program requirements will receive a graduate certificate in film and media.


You can apply for the CAMS certificate by clicking on the link below, and selecting Internal Student on the program page.

Apply for the CAMS certificate