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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Film Studies, Minor; and Video Production, Undergraduate Certificate

Students have the option to earn a Certificate in Video Production alongside the Minor in Film Studies. 

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

Minor/Certificate Requirements

The Minor in Film Studies with a Certificate in Video Production requires the completion of 21 credit hours of approved courses.

Elective Production Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following:

Capstone in Film & Media Production (3 credit hours)

Participation in a preliminary orientation session a semester in advance is required to receive a permit for this course. Students must be enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate in Video Production and should take this course as close to graduation as possible. Students must have completed all or the large majority of Minor and Certificate course to receive a permit for this course. Transfer credit is not accepted for this course.

The course is designed as a pre-professional launching pad and exploratory survey of career options for Film Studies Minor and Undergraduate Certificate in Video Production students through the development of a concentrated thesis project and ancillary materials to complete a professional portfolio package.

Total = 21 Credit Hours

Progression Requirements

  • Students are required to complete FILM 1502: Introduction to Film and Media as a foundational course which counts toward the Minor.
  • Students must successfully complete FILM 3120 : Fundamentals of Film/Video Production as a prerequisite before enrolling in additional production courses.
  • Upon successful completion of FILM 1502, production and interdisciplinary electives, students should conclude their Program studies with FILM 4690 : Capstone in Film Studies to successfully complete their Minor and Undergraduate Certificate.

Special Policies or Requirements

  • Students are able to count both FILM and FILM cross-listed courses toward their Minor courses. If a course is cross-listed with another program or department (i.e. AMST, ENGL). Students may sign up for either section and receive credit toward the Minor.
  • Students must receive Program approval to allow production courses offered outside FILM at the University count toward their Undergraduate Certificate.
  • Students may receive Program approval for transfer credits in film studies and/or production courses so long as they represent consistent areas of focus and developmental levels.
  • Students are able to take multiple Topics in Film courses to count toward their Minor and/or Undergraduate Certificate  (i.e. FILM 3050 , FILM 3051 ). DegreeWorks recognizes up to two (2) Topics in Film courses automatically. Additional should receive Program approval prior to enrolling, and may require a waiver request to be recognized via DegreeWorks.
  • Should a different program or department offer a film-based course which is not cross-listed with FILM, students will need to receive special approval from the Program to count toward the Minor and/or Undergraduate Certificate.