Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions
The 3-course Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in film and media. The curriculum exposes students to industry structures that govern a broad range of media professions, fields, and practices. Individual courses introduce students to the various processes entailed in developing, pitching and producing media content; provide understanding of the roles played by various artists and professionals in the production, distribution, and exhibition of content; provide critical understanding of the key business and legal concepts relevant to intellectual property in our changing media landscape; and provide opportunities to learn about film and media practices from award-winning artists.
Note: this certificate is not an official program offered by Undergraduate Education and will not be noted on a student’s transcript, but upon completion of the third required course, the student will receive a certificate from the Department of Film & Media noting completion of the summer program.
*Film & Media majors may count Film 177: Entertainment Law toward the upper division elective requirements for the major. Film 176 and Film 178 CANNOT be used to satisfy upper-division elective requirements for the major.
Students are welcome to enroll in individual courses offered as part of the certificate program even if they do not intend to pursue the full certificate.
*Non-UC Berkeley students are also welcome to enroll in our summer courses. To register for any (and all) summer course(s), please visit the Berkeley Summer Sessions website: summer.berkeley.edu
Declaration of Intent to Complete Form – Please submit this form by the end of week 3 of your second certificate course.
Certificate Completion Form – Please submit this form by the end of week 3 of your third certificate course.