Popular Culture - Certificate

The graduate certificate in Popular Culture offers master's or doctoral students the opportunity to understand popular culture through a wide range of theoretical and methodological frameworks, particularly in the fields of media studies, cultural studies, and performance studies. The Popular Culture certificate provides an overview of popular culture (such as music, film, social media, literature, radio, and television) as a rich site of analysis where power, taste, consumption, and identity interact in complex (and often ambiguous) ways. The graduate certificate is designed to prepare students interested in acquiring an interdisciplinary knowledge of popular cultural practices in various historical and geopolitical contexts. The graduate certificate in Popular Culture will benefit students who want to follow career paths inside and outside academia — in areas such as journalism, museums, technology design and development, and various creative industries (from fashion to cinema).