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Film and Media Studies 

University of California, Irvine (UCI)

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
41196 USD/year
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About

The Film and Media Studies program curriculum at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) focuses on nurturing our diverse student body and our students’ varied backgrounds and interests.

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Overview

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. 

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.4

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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