The UPRM Film Certificate is an 18 credit curricular sequence founded in 2006. It is an interdepartmental program sponsored by English, Humanities and Hispanic Studies. This certificate program offers students an in-depth introduction to film studies, as well as an understanding of the craft of filmmaking. 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, New York University, 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. Take a course as an elective, or submit an application to enroll in the Film Certificate.

Requirements

The requirements to enroll in the Film Certificate are to have completed 48 credits in any undergraduate coursework with a GPA of 2.5 or more. Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office and on their website.

Required Courses 

Credits

Prerequisites

CINE 3005: Writing the Short Film 

3

24 Credits

CINE 4001: Film History to 1950 

4

48 Credits

CINE 4002: Film History from 1950

4

48 Credits

CINE 4005: Film Theory

3

48 Credits

     

Choose Between:

   

CINE 4017: Film Production – The Fiction Film 

3

48 Credits

CINE 4016: Film Production – The Creative Documentary  

3

48 Credits

     

Film Electives (Take at Least 1 Credit)

   

CINE 4025: Special Topics

1-9

24 Credits

INGL 3345: Special Topics

   

ITAL 3085: Italian Cinema 

   

ESPA 3126: Latin American Cinema

   

ESPA 3305:  Hispanic Film and Literature 

   

Total Number of Credits Required

18

 

Faculty

Mary Leonard

Guillermo Gomez (guillermo.gomez@upr.edu)

Raisa Bonnet (raisa.bonnet@upr.edu)

For more information, please contact: cine@uprm.edu