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Application Requirements

Students are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Film, Television, and Media after they have completed at least one course in FTVM. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Prospective FTVM Certificate Students should first complete the Rackham Pre-Approval Form for Dual Admission. Once approved by the student's home department, it can be submitted to the FTVM Department.Students will then apply through Rackham Admissions for Dual Admission.

Other program specific items that are required in the application are as follows:

  • A statement of purpose explaining their interest in the Certificate Program and background in the study of film/media
  • One or more writing samples
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • Official transcripts and evidence of coursework or other preparation in film/media and related areas of visual culture.

After students have been admitted into the Certificate Program, they may ask the Department of Film, Television, and Media budgeted faculty (who are not in their “home unit”) to serve on “prelim” and/or dissertation committees.