Certificates

Enhance your Film Studies major with a certificate. Areas of certification are:

  • Business of Media & Film Studies Certificate
  • Digital Arts Certificate

Business of Media & Film Studies Certificate

The Certificate Program in Business of Media and Film Studies (BMFS) prepares students to be successful in their post-college careers by uniting the study of Business with the study of a popular, accessible, and pertinent area within the Humanities, Film Studies. Business students will have more sustained study in humanistic inquiry, both of their own field and of the diverse world that the Humanities investigates. Letters and Science students will have access to professional school curricula to help them be better equipped to enter a workforce that demands flexibility and a diversity of knowledge and experience.

The certificate in BMFS includes coursework engaging the financial and industry practices and structures in film and television. It is an interdisciplinary academic program consisting of an introductory course in Film or Television Studies, introductory courses in Business Administration (accounting, management, and marketing), an intermediate level Film Studies course focused on history and representational analysis, and a set of electives from Business Administration and Film Studies.

Students planning a career in media, marketing, or film benefit significantly when they have acquired a blend of knowledge and skills not traditionally found in just one of these areas of study. The BMFS Certificate bridges the gaps by giving the student broader perspective, and a wider set of skills and knowledge to transition successfully into the professional arena. The BMFS Certificate will offer the student media literacy, an ability to understand global media culture, flexibility to adapt to emerging platforms, and crucial business skills such as accounting, marketing, and management. Students will take three classes in L&S’ Film Studies and three in the Lubar School of Business.

Eligibility

The program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to students who previously earned a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies at UWM who successfully complete the requirements of the certificate program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Other students will receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

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Digital Arts Certificate

DAC students gain practical skills in creating and critically analyzing digital art and media, as well as an understanding of the cultural and political implications of emerging technologies. The Certificate in Digital Arts and Culture is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this area of study. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements.

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