The Certificate Program in Culture and Media (formerly the Certificate Program in Ethnographic Film and Video) was initiated in the Fall of 1986 as an interdisciplinary course of study combining the resources of the departments of Cinema Studies and Anthropology at NYU. This graduate program provides a focused course of graduate studies integrating production work with theory and research into the uses and meanings of media in a range of communities and cultures.
M.A. students interested in beginning the Culture and Media Program should see the Cinema Studies program co-director at the start of the fall semester.
Course Of Study
The program consists of the following eight courses in addition to those required for the M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in Cinema Studies. Six of the courses that count towards the certificate program may also be counted towards an M.A. or Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, they are the courses listed below with CINE-GT prefix. All students are required to complete independent original ethnographic film or video projects, which may be either production or scholarly research, designed in consultation with the departmental co-director. The curriculum is organized into two tracks to complement the coursework required by one of the two disciplines.
All students are required to take
- CINE-GT 1402 Culture and Media I
- CINE-GT 1403 Culture and Media II
- CINE-GT 2001 Cultural Theory & the Documentary
- CINE-GT 1998-99 Cinema: The Language of Sight and Sound (Intensive summer production course – 6 points)
Cinema Studies students are required to take
- ANTH-GA 1010 Theory Practice of Social Anthropology or Approved Elective
- ANTH-GA ____ Elective in Social Anthropology or Advanced Production course
Advanced Production Courses
- CINE-GT 1995 Video Production Seminar I
- CINE-GT 1996 Video Production Seminar II
- Approved Internships/Independent Projects/Reading Courses