Business of Media & Film Studies Certificate

Listed below are the requirements for the Certificate in Business of Media & Film Studies. You are strongly advised to consult both the Film Studies advisor and your Lubar College of Business advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the L&S degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.


    To obtain the certificate, the student must complete, with a minimum grade point average of 2.25, a minimum of 19 credits in approved BMFS courses as indicated below, 15 of which must be earned in residence at UWM. Of these 15 residence credits, 9 must be taken at the 300 level or above. Nine credits must be taken in the College of Letters and Science, and nine credits must be taken in the Lubar College of Business. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

    Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to review by the Certificate Program Advisory Committee (BMFSAC). Students currently enrolled at UWM who have fulfilled some of the program’s requirements prior to the program’s approval may have their credits applied retroactively to the certificate program.

    BUS ADM 201Introduction to Financial Accounting4
    or BUS ADM 230 Introduction to Information Technology Management
    BUS ADM 360Principles of Marketing3
    FILMSTD 212Intermediate Topics in Film and Television Studies: (Business on Film)3
    Select one of the following:3
    Introduction to Film Studies
    Introduction to Television Studies
    Select one of the following:3
    Marketing Internship
    Consumer Behavior
    International Marketing
    Marketing Seminar:
    Select one of the following:3
    Topics in Film, Television and Digital Studies: (Cinema and Digital Culture)
    Media and Society:
    Television Criticism and Theory
    Entertainment Industries:
    Theories of Digital Culture:
    Total Credits19