The AMI program offers lecture courses, seminars, and hands-on production courses as well as opportunities to do individual projects or internships for course credit with permission of an faculty member. Undergraduate students enrolled at Duke University may obtain the AMI Certificate in conjunction with their major and their minor or other certificate by signing up in the Registrar's office.
AMI courses are taught either by faculty associated with other departments or centers at Duke, or adjunct instructors who specialize in film/video/digital technologies.
Students develop critical understanding of the history, theory, and art form of cinema and computational media technologies. Courses offered in arts of the moving image studies include introduction to film, documentary film, film history, film genres, national cinemas, and new media. Course credit is also available for internships.
Students gain expertise in a wide range of technologies, from analog film creation and cell animation to digital video creation, motion graphics and computational programming. Courses offered in arts of the moving image production include narrative, animation, sound, editing, documentary and experimental filmmaking, and interactive media. Independent Study credit is also available for individual projects for advanced students, but no more than two may count toward the certificate.