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Film and Digital Media

University of California, Santa Cruz

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
13989 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Film and Digital Media from University of California, Santa Cruz offers an integrated curriculum where students study the cultural impact of movies, television, video, and the Internet and also have the opportunity to pursue creating work in video and interactive digital media, if so desired. 


Film and Digital Media from University of California, Santa Cruz graduates have enjoyed considerable success in the professional world and have gained admission to top graduate schools in the field.


Graduates of the program have established careers as professionals in the fields of film, video, television, and digital media, working as filmmakers, editors, digital media artists, film archivists, media educators, script analysts, cinematographers, television producers, computer programmers, and studio executives. Recent graduates have screened work at the Sundance Film Festival, Cinequest, the Milan Film Festival, and on HBO.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Theory Seminar
  • New Media Theory Seminar
  • Film History Seminar
  • International Cinemas
  • New(s) Media
  • India and Indian Diaspora through Film
  • International Cinema to 1960
  • International Cinema, 1960 to Present
  • Film, Video, and Gender
  • Race on Screen
  • Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Film and Video
  • Asian Americans and Media
  • Gender and Global Cinema
  • Media and Nationalism
  • Brazilian Cinema

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the "a–g" courses.
    • Non-residents must earn a minimum GPA of 3.40. 
    • Take the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT with Essay 
    • The ACT Assessment plus the ACT Writing Test  or the SAT with critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores from the same sitting. 
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13989 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Santa Cruz

1710 - 2560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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