The New Film Certificate Starts in August!

The New Film Certificate Starts in August!


The UPRM Film Certificate is a curricular sequence founded in 2006. Certificate students have won prizes at film festivals, gone on to study film at the graduate level in topflight programs at the American Film Institute, Columbia University, Columbia College – Chicago, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and elsewhere, work in film in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta, and have won Emmys.

This August, we unveil the new expanded Film Certificate with more options and more professors. We have three brand new courses, and will be offering a series of weekend workshops as sections of CINE4025, which focus on different filmmaking skills. Look for Cartero e-mails and flyers promoting these new courses and workshops. Take a course as an elective, or submit an application to enroll in the Film Certificate.

Required Courses Credits Prerequisites
CINE3005: Writing the Short Film (New Course) 3 24 Credits
CINE4001: Film History to 1950 4 48 Credits
CINE4002: Film History from 1950 4 48 Credits
CINE4005: Film Theory 3 48 Credits
Choose Between:    
CINE4017: Film Production – The Fiction Film (New Course) 3 48 Credits
CINE4016: Film Production – The Creative Documentary (New Course) 3 48 Credits
Film Electives (Take at Least 1 Credit)    
CINE4025: Special Topics 1-9 24 Credits
INGL3345: Special Topics    
ITAL3085: Italian Cinema    
ESPA3126: Latin American Cinema    
ESPA3305: Hispanic Film and Literature    
Total Number of Credits Required 18  

* The old requirements apply to students already enrolled in the Film Certificate. The new requirements apply to anyone accepted for August of 2017 or after.

** The courses CINE4016 and CINE4017 replace CINE4015: Digital Videomaking. Students who have already taken CINE4015 do not need to take CINE4016 or CINE4017. Students who haven’t taken CINE4015, should take CINE4016 or CINE4017.





El editor ante las imágenes de una película


Marie Alicia González, natural de Cabo Rojo, es una experimentada editora de películas y medios de diferentes tipos. Egresada de la Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión en San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, ha trabajado como editora y en el area de posproducción en general por más de 10 años en México.

En esta conferencia, explica, a través de ejemplos visuales, como un editor puede comunicar ideas al espectador a través de la juxtaposición de las diferentes imágenes en una película.

¿Conoces tus cineastas del Area Oeste?

Ven a escuchar a Marie Alicia y pasar un buen rato con nosotros hablando de cine.

Máter Atómico – Thursday, November 3, 6 PM, CH-121

Cinematheque and the Department of Social Sciences present Máter Atómico Thursday, November 3, 6 PM CH-121 A series of short documentaries about Puerto Rico and the Cold War during the 1960s accompanied by a conversation about the creative process involved in the making of the films and the issues they address. The presenters are Guillermo Gómez Alvarez, the director of the documentaries and professor in the UPRM Film Certificate, and Professor Manuel Valdés Pizzini.

Las Vacas con Gafas

UPRM’s film association, Cinémathèque, teamed up with ALE (Asociación de Lenguas Extranjeras), The Foreign Languages Association, to present a viewing of the Puerto Rican film, “Las vacas con gafas”.  This local viewing featured the film’s director, producer, and writer Alex Santiago.  Following the film, an engaging dialogue about the film-creation process, the reactions from the audience, and the importance of translation in Puerto Rico took place. The Figueroa Chapel amphitheater reached its maximum seating capacity; it was packed with film enthusiasts, professors and intrigued students who were excited to watch a local film that garnered international awards and attention in various film festivals. Before the … Read more…

Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry ( and co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3. For more information on his current work, visit To set up an appointment with him, use this link.

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