Film and Media Arts

Certificates

Certificates programs allows students within TFMA and students in different schools at Temple University the opportunity to enroll in a specific set of course and receive a transcripted certificate acknowledging the specialization. The Department of Film and Media Arts offers three certificates, listed below and the Department of Theater offers an additional five

Certificate in Film

The Film and Media Arts Certificate in Film will introduce students to both the study and production of film. The certificate requires four courses: 

FMA 1141 - Media Arts I
FMA 1142 - Media Arts II
FMA 1171 - Media & Culture
FMA 1172 - Introduction to Film & Video Analysis

Students who complete the certificate will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Experience translating creative, personal vision into audio and video projects;
  • Consideration of personal work in the context of larger aesthetic theories;
  • Initial experience in writing for film as well as working from a script;
  • An overview of the role of film, video and media arts in the larger American culture, and
  • Experience analyzing film, television and video from a number of critical perspectives.

Assessment is based on creative audio, video and media arts projects; written scripts; written papers and examinations.

Certificate in Media Arts

The Film and Media Arts Certificate in Media Arts will introduce students to both the study and production of media arts. The certificate requires four courses: 

FMA 1141 - Media Arts I 
FMA 1142 - Media Arts II
FMA 1171 - Media & Culture
FMA 1451 - Survey of New Media

Students who complete the certificate will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Experience translating creative, personal vision into audio, video and media arts projects;
  • Consideration of personal work in the context of larger aesthetic theories;
  • Initial experience in writing for film as well as working from a script;
  • An overview of the role of film, video and media arts in the larger American culture, and
  • Critical perspectives on how new technologies have shaped our world, as well as aesthetic and interactional strategies for alternative ways of seeing, understanding and reconfiguring our world via digital media.

Assessment is based on creative audio, video and media arts projects; written scripts; written papers, blogs, and examinations.

Certificate in Screen Studies 

The Film and Media Arts Certificate in Screen Studies will introduce students to the study and the history of film, experimental film, video art and/or media arts. The certificate requires four courses: 

FMA 1141 - Media Arts I
FMA 1171 - Media & Culture
FMA 1172 - Introduction to Film & Video Analysis

The student will choose a fourth course from the following options: FMA 1451 - Survey of New Media, FMA 2675 - Film History I (1895-1950), FMA 2676 - Film History II (1950-Present) or FMA 2678 - History of Experimental Film and Video Arts.

Students who complete the certificate will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Experience translating creative, personal vision into audio and video projects;
  • Consideration of personal work in the context of larger aesthetic theories;
  • An overview of the role of film, video and media arts in the larger American culture;
  • Experience analyzing film, television and video from a number of critical perspectives; and
  • An historical awareness of the development of film and video, new media, or experiemental video.

Assessment is based on creative audio, video and media arts projects; blogs; critical papers and/or examinations.

To enroll in any of these certificate programs please contact Amanda Cartularo, FMA Advisor. Learn more information about the TFMA Advising Office.

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