Undergraduate Study

Film, Television, and Digital Media Minor

The Film, Television, and Digital Media minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with a series of courses that promote the study of film, television, and digital media as art forms with social, political, cultural, and economic significance. The minor consists of a selection of lower and upper-division courses that introduce students to the practice and critical study of film, television, and digital media.

To enter the minor students must have declared a major other than the Film and Television BA, be in good academic standing, have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, have completed at least three film and television courses with grades of B or better, and file an application at the Student Services Office, 103 East Melnitz Building, (310) 206-8441. For information about the minor, see the minor website. All degree requirements, including the specific requirements for this minor, must be fulfilled within the unit maximum set forth by each student’s school or College.

Required Lower-Division Courses (8 to 11 units): Two courses selected from Film and Television 4, 6A, 10A, 33, M50, 51, or 84A.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 to 28 units): Five courses as follows: (1) one film and media history, aesthetics, and society course from Film and Television 106B, 106C, 108, 109, M111, 112, 113, 114, M117, 122J, or 122N, (2) two film and media practice courses from 122D, 122E, 122M, 140, 146, C181A, 183A, 183B, 183C, 184B, C186A, and (3) two film and media studies elective courses from 106B, 106C, 108, 109, M111, 112, 113, 114, M117, 122D through 122N, 140, 146, C181A, C181B, C181C, 183A, 183B, 183C, 184B, C186A, 195 (taken concurrently with course 194). Courses taken under items 1 and 2 may not also be applied toward item 3.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor. All units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA. Film and television courses taken at other institutions cannot be applied toward the minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.