The graduate certificate in film studies offers graduate students the opportunity to have their work and interest in film studies formally acknowledged as an important part of their graduate training. Certificate students have the opportunity to benefit from advanced study in a growing field, mentored by internationally-renowned, award-winning faculty specialists in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Academic institutions often seek candidates from traditional fields who can also demonstrate pedagogical and scholarly strengths in cinema studies. This certificate program responds to these intellectual and professional currents, providing a clear but flexible curriculum for graduate students whose work intersects with film studies, providing the skills and knowledge to research and teach film in order to advance their own work in the field.  The graduate certificate in film studies, as part of a graduate degree, will acknowledge and formalize this specialty area, providing clear evidence of training, ability, and knowledge for those seeking academic positions and developing related careers.