Minor in Digital Filmmaking

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Application to the UC Irvine filmmaking program, the Minor in Digital Filmmaking, is open to all undergraduate UCI students.
There are no restrictions based on major or level. Admission to the film production program is on a competitive basis.
Students must submit an online application with a statement of purpose, and when available links to online work samples.
A limited number of students are admitted to the DigiFilm Minor on a quarterly basis.

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 significant production time outside of regular class meeting time. Be prepared to work.

It is expected to take a minimum of two years to complete the minor. If you are a junior or senior, you must address
how you will be able to complete the minor prior to graduation. Take care writing your statement of purpose and
your career plans (as of now). Work samples are helpful but are of secondary importance to the statement.

The regular quarterly deadline is Friday, Week 3 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 as space allows.

UCI Digital Filmmaking
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We recommend writing this statement in a document editor and copy/pasting the text. Statement prompts: Your reasons for applying to the Minor in Digital Filmmaking. Why make films? What draws you to film production as an area of study? How do you expect the minor might contribute to your education and your career goals? Discuss relevant extracurricular activities or work experience that you feel is applicable. We want to hear about your passion, what drives you. Avoid general statements.
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