The Film and Media Studies program curriculum at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) reflect an interdisciplinary and historically grounded approach to the study of moving images, on big and small screens alike. From parsing the history of television policy to writing for video games, our students get a unique interdisciplinary education in the historical and social background of the study of film, television, and new media.
Our outstanding faculty are engaged in innovative research on topics like globalization, gender studies, queer theory, broadcast studies, intellectual history, new media and critical game studies, history of photography, and national cinema approaches to the analysis of Film and Media Studies, and our courses give our students access to this cutting-edge research.
Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine prepares students for graduate study and professional life in the Film and Media Studies areas.
The students have been admitted to Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs at UCLA, USC, New York University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Film and Media studies majors have gone on to law school and to get Ph.D.s in a variety of fields. Alumni also make careers in all aspects of the entertainment industry, finding work in the film, television, and game industries in Southern California and beyond.
Film and Media Studies students find careers in directing, cinematography, editing, journalism, advertising, marketing, and distribution. Our students’ diverse backgrounds have enabled them to work in bilingual or global media outlets. The Department encourages all qualified students to do professional internships.
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- Broadcast Media History and Analysis
- New Media and Digital Technologies
- History of Film: The Silent Era
- Film and Media Theory
- Film and Media Theory and Practice
- Writing Television
- Genre Study
- Film, Media, and the Arts
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 780 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United States
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- Two years of history — One year of world or European history, cultures and geography, and one year of U.S. history or one half-year of U.S. history and one half-year of American government or civics
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics (four years recommended) — Must include algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra
- Two years of science (three years recommended) — Must include two years of laboratory science, however additional years can include a range of disciplines such as: applied science, engineering, computer science, and other integrated science courses.
- Two years of a language other than English (three years recommended) — The second year or higher of the same language must be completed to fulfill this requirement
- One year of visual and performing arts — A yearlong course chosen from the following disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music, visual art, or interdisciplinary arts
- One year of college-preparatory electives
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International41196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 41196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National41196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 41196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11442 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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