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The Film and Digital Media major at UC Santa Cruz offers an integrated curriculum where students study the cultural impact of movies, television, video and the internet, while also producing creative work in video and interactive digital media.  

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

This Bachelor of Arts degree provides students with the critical skills to analyze world cinema, popular TV and new media, along with the technical, aesthetic and intellectual principles fundamental to creating new work in these forms.

Film and digital media are key technologies of our age and central engines of California’s economy. By studying their global cultural impact and by producing a new generation of media-literate media-makers, our program provides the critical and artistic vision vital to 21st-century citizenship.

Film and Digital Media Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a B.A. in Film and Digital Media will gain the skills, knowledge, and understanding that will enable them to:

1. Demonstrate their ability to employ research skills, including the use of appropriate print and technology sources in the discipline, to construct effective arguments.

2. Demonstrate that they understand the pre-production, production, and postproduction digital media and filmmaking process.

3. Demonstrate the relationship between different types of form and meaning through the creation of film and digital media projects or the critical analysis of them.

4. Demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively to produce a film or digital media project.

5. Demonstrate broad knowledge of film and media history internationally.

6. Demonstrate scholarly writing skills appropriate to the discipline of film and digital media.

7. Demonstrate  an ability to analyze, interpret, and critique films and media from a variety of theoretical perspectives using the critical vocabulary and methodologies of the discipline.

8. Demonstrate ability to articulate and defend their research and practice in a critical environment.

(The information on this website is unofficial and subject to change.  Offical UCSC admissions policies and major requirements are published in the UCSC General Catalog.)