Application to the Minor in Digital Filmmaking

​UCI DigiFilm Application for Fall 2019

Applications Due : Sunday, April 21 by 5:00pm

  • Students must complete this online application
  • Admission to the film production program is on a competitive basis
  • Typically it takes two to three years to complete the minor

​Application to this hands-on, creative filmmaking program, the Minor in Digital Filmmaking, is open to all undergraduate UC Irvine students. There are no restrictions based on major or level. Depending on individual course schedules and accouting for typical Major/Minor schedule conflicts, it takes the typical UCI student two to three years to complete the minor. Students must submit an online application with the video statement of purpose. A limited number of students are admitted to the DigiFilm Minor depending on program enrollment capacity.

Fees and Workload:
Course Materials fees are required for all courses in the Minor. Some courses require the purchase of additional personal items like external hard drives for editing and safety gloves for working on a film set. DigiFilm courses require production time outside of regular class meetings. Because filmmaking is a time and labor intensive art form, please be prepared to work.

Application notes:

  • If you are a junior or senior, your statement must address how you will complete the minor prior to graduation
  • Take care in preparing your statement of purpose
  • Work samples are of secondary importance to the statement

Additional Info:
UCI Digital Filmmaking
Student Affairs Office - Claire Trevor School of the Arts

The deadline is Sunday, April 21 by 5:00pm
Applicants that meet the deadline will be notified of their admission status via email by Week 7
Late applications will be reviewed only if space allows

Contact Info
If you are an incoming or transfer student, you can use a non-UCI email.
Current Address
Permanent Address
If you are an incoming or transfer student, indicate so. Use your GPA at your current or most recent academic institution or use NA where necessary.
What year in school are you currently and what quarter and year are you expecting to graduate?
We require that all questions below be answered in a 2 MINUTE video statement. We recommend crafting your answers before filming. Why are you applying to the Minor in Digital Filmmaking? There are so many other things to do, why make films? Give us a clear picture of how you see the world and what is important to you. What draws you to filmmaking as an area of study? How do you expect the minor might contribute to your education and your career goals? Discuss relevant life experience, extracurricular activities or work experience that you feel is applicable. **We want to hear about your passion, what drives you. Avoid general statements.**
Support Materials
Please upload a photo of you. Label the file: FamilyName_FirstName.jpg
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg.
What was your creative role or crew position on the film project?