FAQs

Q: Do you have to be a Mason Gross student to take courses at RCDF?
A: No, any full-time undergraduate student at Rutgers can take courses at RCDF that are open to non-BFA majors.

Q: I’m a graduate student and/or visiting student. Can I register for the digital film certificate program?
A: Not at this time.

Q: Do you have to be a Mason Gross student to pursue the RCDF film certificate?

A: No, any full-time undergraduate student at Rutgers can pursue the certificate; however, students must be registered for the certificate by May 2015 and registered for courses in the spring semester of 2015. All students currently registered must complete the certificate by May 2017. 

The RCDF film certificate is not a credential requirement for graduation. We will make every effort to offer the classes needed for film certificate-registered students. However, we cannot guarantee that every student who is registered will have the opportunity to enroll and complete all the required courses.

Q: I’m a graduate student and or visiting student. Can I register for any film courses at RCDF?
A: Not at this time.

Q: The 22 credits required for certificate programs are the same number of courses required for a SAS minor. Will your film production program ever be offered as a minor?
A: We are exploring ways that our program can expand to serve the needs of our students. We will make an announcement on our website if we can offer our program as a minor.

Q: Will the certificate program ever become a major?

A: Yes, RCDF is offering a B.F.A. in Digital Filmmaking as of Fall 2014. The new undergraduate program will open its application for Fall 2015 enrollment to first-year students applying to Rutgers for the first time. To enroll, applicants must submit a formal application and fee online through Rutgers University Undergraduate Admissions (admissions.rutgers.edu) and the Mason Gross Supplemental application. Supporting material to the application includes a personal statement, creative writing sample, and a digital narrative sample, which can consist of short films or a photographed narrative sequence provided in storyboard or digital form. 

Q: Is the BFA in Digital Filmmaking open to school-to-school transfers or outside transfers?

A: Not at this time.