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October 29, 2019

Announcing new undergraduate certificate in film studies and short film contest

Submitted by Karin Westman

Film Studies Certificate

Coming attractions for the spring 2020 semester include the launch of a new undergraduate certificate in film studies — and a short film contest to help preview its debut.

Housed in the English department, the certificate in film studies is a collaboration with eight departments and schools in the College of Arts and Sciences: American ethnic studies; art; anthropology, sociology, and social work; English; gender, women, and sexuality studies; the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications; modern languages; and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Students can declare the certificate starting in January 2020.

Visit the certificate's webpage for information about course requirements, electives, and advising.

To help launch the certificate, the sponsoring departments are pleased to announce a short film contest. Hone your filmmaking talents to help us publicize our new certificate!

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit one entry each, either as an individual or as part of a team. First place will receive one $250 scholarship award, with honorable mention entries receiving one $100 scholarship award.

Requirements for each entry:

  • The video must be two to four minutes long.
  • The video must contain the following content:
    * The words "K-State certificate in Film Studies"
    * The requirements for the certificate: 12 credits, with 3 credit hours from Core 1: Production and 3 credit hours from Core 2: Analysis, as well as 6 additional hours from electives.
  • The video must be posted to an online space and accessible by URL.

Submissions will be judged on content, production values, and entertainment value by Shannon Skelton, assistant professor of theater, and Katy Karlin, associate professor of English.

Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1 to tinyurl.com/filmcertcontest2019.

Questions about the certificate in film studies or the contest? Please contact english@k-state.edu

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