Application to the Minor in Digital Filmmaking

Minor in Digital Filmmaking Application 2021-22


​The Minor in Digital Filmmaking is a hands-on, creative filmmaking program that values diverse voices and underrepresented stories.

Things to know before you apply:

  • the number of applicants accepted in 2021-22 will be based on available funding for courses
  • priority is given to Art majors
  • on average it takes 3 years to complete the minor 
  • course materials fees are required for all courses (typically $65-100 per course), and some courses require the purchase of additional personal items (e.g., external hard drives, film set safety gloves)
  • filmmaking is a time and labor intensive art form, production and projects courses require significant work time outside of regular class meetings

This online application:

  • is open to all UC Irvine undergraduate students, and incoming Freshman students
  • is required for all applicants
  • does not require work samples nor prior filmmaking experience
  • includes a video statement of purpose, so
    • take care in preparing your statement of purpose
    • if you are a junior or senior, you must address how you will complete the minor prior to graduation


  • is on a competitive basis
  • is limited due to program capacity
  • status of application will be sent via email in Spring, Week 7
  • late applications will be reviewed only if space allows

Once admitted:​

  • become a part of the community, come to program events, participate in activities, field trips
  • be prepared to work

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