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Student Resources and Additional Information

Applying for Production Classes

Students are required to submit a production application prior to enrollment into production courses.  Admission to upper-division production courses is generally restricted to third and fourth year FDM students.  FILM 170A, Fundamentals of Digital Media Production, or FILM 170B, Fundamentals of Film and Video Production, are prerequisites to all other production courses.  An application process that includes a review of courses taken and a written treatment determines admission to FILM 170B.

Film and Digital Media Fellowship 

The Film and Digital Media Fellowship is available to Film and Digital Media majors in their junior and senior years who are in good academic standing and are affiliated with Porter College.  The fellowship is made available to these students every fall, winter, and spring quarter.  These funds are intended to support students with creative and research projects in which they are currently involved.  For instance, a student who is enrolled in a film production class in the fall quarter may apply for the fellowship at the beginning of fall quarter to assist with the project to be finished by the end of fall quarter.

Students may use these funds to support their current projects such as a film they are creating, archival research at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the Museum of Radio and Television Broadcasting or research at another site, creating a film festival, attending film festivals, or supporting the completion of applications for graduate school while still at UCSC.

Call for applications will be announced in first few weeks of fall, winter and spring quarters.  Please check your weekly newsletter email from the undergraduate adviser for information about this fellowship.  

Student Organizations

Eyecandy is a Film and Digital Media sponsored student-run film and digital media journal founded in the fall of 1999.  Eyecandy focuses on analytical, critical, and theoretical issues in film and digital media, as opposed to the more evaluative criticism found in popular press.  Eyecandy examines film and digital media in relation to other significant issues such as art form, social and cultural theory and politics.  Above all, Eyecandy is a forum for writers from all fields to discuss and raise issues about film and digital media and a popular phenomenon and area of critical study.  Please visit the Eyecandy website for more information.

Housing all four of Student Media's broadcast and film production organizations under one roof, SCTV (Student Cable Television) exposes students to a plethora of diverse production organizations ranging from comedy television shows to short films.  The autonomous student-led organizations strive to expose students interested in any aspect of film and television production with hands-on experience.  Please visit the SCTV website for more information.  

Film Production Coalition
Tackling the challenges of short film and documentary filmmaking, the Film Production Coalition (FPC) aims to provide students with the opportunities to work in groups to create short narrative or documentary films.  Students involved in FPC achieve hands-on experience with a wide variety of aspects attributed to the filmmaking process.  Visit the FPC website or instagram page for more information.  

Other Resources:

Anonymous Resources for Reporting Wrong-Doing

  • UC Hotline 1-800-403-4744 or via an anonymous form
  • UCSC Police Department Anonymous Tip Line 831-459-3847 or online form (not confidential)

Confidential Help: SVSH resources

Confidential Help: Medical and Counceling

Campus and College: Resources and Academic Assistance

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Hate/Bias Policy and reporting 831-459-1738
Undocumented Student Services 831-459-4055