Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions
COVID-19 update: As all three summer certificate courses will proceed as scheduled via remote instruction in Summer 2020, students can plan on beginning or completing certificate course requirements without any delays.
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.
Note: 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.
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.