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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Media greatly influence our sense of who we are and how we live. Those sights and sounds are so pervasive that we rarely pause to consider how we engage and interact with them.

Opportunities

UC Irvine’s location in the heart of Southern California, close to studios and some of the most important film and television archives in the United States, makes outstanding internship opportunities and serious research possible for our majors. 

Our location makes it convenient for our students to do internships for credit at some of the leading companies in the entertainment industry.

The skills learned throught the Film and Media Studies program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) are relevant not only in the influential U.S. film and broadcast industries or in the fast-growing Internet and game sectors, but also increasingly as the professional language of the future in legal, medical, and business careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Film and Visual Analysis
  • Broadcast Media History and Analysis
  • New Media and Digital Technologies
  • History of Film I: The Silent Era
  • History of Film II: The Studio Era
  • History of Film III: The Contemporary Era
  • Film and Media Theory
  • Film and Media Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • History: 2 years required
  • English: 4 years required
  • Mathematics: 3 years required; 4 years recommended
  • Laboratory Science: 2 years required; 3 years recommended
  • Language Other Than English: 2 years required; 3 years recommended
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year required
  • College Preparatory Elective: 1 year required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44789 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15797 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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