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Film Studies Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Film Studies is a 15-hour program for those who want to pursue an extended investigation of major issues in cinema (directors, genres, literature and film, film theory, national cinemas, historical movements, critical approaches, and themes). Students completing the program will be equipped to contribute to scholarship in the field and to teach film courses at the college level or work in cognate disciplines.

A&M-Commerce is home to Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, an internationally recognized film journal. 

Coursework for the Certificate requires 5 Film Studies courses. This certificate cannot be completed 100% online. Most courses are regularly only offered as face-to-face courses in Commerce, TX.



Please visit this LINK for certificate requirements.

  • Ensure you complete the required coursework for the certificate.
  • Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • After you complete all the requirements (if you are also enrolled in a graduate program, this may be done before you complete your graduate degree) complete this electronic FORM. This will ensure that the name of the certificate is listed on your official transcripts. The Graduate School will also mail your certificate to the address provided on the above form.

Please contact Dr. Gerald Duchovnay, 903.886.5265 or Gerald.Duchovnay@tamuc.edu for more information about the courses or the certificate. 



We do not have an application deadline. 

New Student Graduate Certificate Application Process:

New students applying for a Graduate Certificate: click the Apply Texas application link and complete a Graduate Certificate application. In Apply Texas you will be asked to select your "Major Area of Interest/Specialty." This is where you will select the graduate certificate you wish to pursue.

Current Student Graduate Certificate Application Process: 

Current A&M-Commerce Graduate Students may add a Graduate Certificate to their plan of study by submitting a Graduate Certificate Admission Request Application.

Keep two things in mind about pursuing a graduate certificate:
  • Students only pursuing a certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
  • International students need admission in a graduate program to pursue a certificate.

Considering a Master’s or Doctoral degree? You can earn this certificate in conjunction with your graduate degree! Each course in your certificate will count towards your course requirements in the Master's in English and PhD in English. Other University graduate programs outside of those listed above may also count your certificate coursework towards their degree.



Email your Graduate Recruiter with questions.