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Transfer Students

Students planning to apply in this major are not required to complete specific major prearation courses for consideration of admission to UC Santa Cruz.  Prospective transfer students entering at the junior level are encouraged to complete FILM 20A through UCSC Summer Session prior to their transfer, especially if they will be pursuing one of the concentrations available.  Transfer students should be able to complete the general major within two years.  Students who have not fulfilled their general education requirements prior to transferring and pursue one of the film and digital media concentrations, a double major or minor, or study abroad may need additional time to complete their requirements.   

Major Requirements

All transfer students must enroll in at least one lower-division major course (FILM 20A, 20B or 20C) during their first quarter in residence.  Transfer students are strongly encouraged to enroll in FILM 20A during the Summer Session preceding their first quarter in residence.  Please visit our Major Requirements page for more information on major requirements.  

Course Substitution

Transfer students who wish to have equivalent lower-division courses count toward their film and digital media major requirements must petition the department, unless the courses are articulated at  Please visit our Course Substitution page for more information on the department course substitution policy.  

Please refer to the UCSC General Catalog for complete information for incoming transfer students.