Undergraduate Certificate in Film

Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking with the Undergraduate Certificate in Film at Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. This 14-credit undergraduate program includes courses in film and video analysis, media arts, and media culture to help expand and inform your interest in filmmaking.

Through the certificate’s curriculum, you’ll have opportunities to

  • analyze film and television from varying perspectives;
  • better understand the critical role of film and media arts in American culture;  
  • translate your creative visions into original video and audio projects; and
  • write for motion pictures and work from scripts.

If you decide to pursue the Film and Media Arts major, the four courses completed in the certificate program count toward the degree.

Classes & Curriculum

The courses in the Film Certificate program are designed to introduce students to the study and production of film.

The required courses are

  • Introduction to Film and Video Analysis,
  • Media and Culture,
  • Media Arts I, and
  • Media Arts II.

Learn more about course requirements in the Film Certificate program.

A film student sitting among film equipment in a film studio on campus.

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With a foundation in film study and production, students have the skills necessary for a variety of careers in film and media arts.

Graduates have pursued positions such as

  • camera operator,
  • casting director,
  • director,
  • film editor,
  • lighting and sound technician,
  • performer,
  • producer, and
  • screenwriter.

Career Services

The Film and Media Arts Department encourages students to find job opportunities by checking the information boards in Annenberg Hall, consulting with faculty, and visiting the Career Center for guidance on career direction and job search strategies.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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