Certificate in Culture and Media

The Certificate Program in Culture & Media is an interdisciplinary course of study that combines theory and practice by joining the rich resources of the departments of Anthropology, Film & Television, and the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at NYU.  Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. students in Cinema Studies, this program provides you with an intensive, concentrated experience that integrates three kinds of critical practice: study of the uses and meanings of media in a range of communities and cultures that prepares students to employ ethnographic research methods; critical theory and history of documentary and ethnographic media; and documentary production.

The Certificate in Culture & Media requires additional coursework beyond the M.A. and Ph.D. in Cinema Studies.  For a complete course trajectory, check out the Department of Anthropology’s website.

All students in the program will complete an independent, original ethnographic film or video project during their second year of study. Find out more about previous student projects.

If you are interested in entering the program, let us know when you apply to the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies.  You’ll be able to officially enroll in the program during your first spring semester.


Have questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Co-director of the Certificate Program, Toby Lee.