General Education (GE) Requirements
The School’s General Education (GE) Requirements consist of ten courses (48 minimum units required) and are grouped into three areas: Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, Foundations of Society and Culture, and Foundations of Scientific Inquiry.
View a more detailed General Education course list from the UCLA Registrar’s Office web site. Use the previous document with this page from the UCLA Registrar to get the most complete information about the School of Theater, Film and Television’s General Education Requirements.
Foundations of Arts and Humanities: Five 5-unit courses, with no more than two from any one subgroup:
- Literary and Cultural Analysis
- Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis
- Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice
Foundations of Society and Culture: Three 5-unit courses, one from each subgroup and one from either subgroup:
- Historical Analysis
- Social Analysis
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: Two courses (8 units minimum) one from each subgroup:
- Life Science
- Physical Science
NOTE: Students may not use courses in their major department to satisfy GE requirements. Courses applied on the general education requirements may not also be used to satisfy the foreign language or non major requirements.
In additional to general education requirements, students must complete the following school requirements: Writing I and II, foreign language, and non major.
Writing I- English Composition and Rhetoric: English Composition 3, 3H, or ESL 36 with a minimum grade of C. Must be taken for a letter grade and be completed by the end of the first year at UCLA. An Advanced Placement (AP) Test score of 4 also satisfies this requirement.
Writing II- Critical Reading and Writing: One course from the College of Letters and Science Writing II course list with a minimum grade of C. Must be taken for a letter grade and be completed by the end of the second year at UCLA.
Foreign Language: Students may meet the foreign language requirement by 1) scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement AP foreign language test in French, German, or Spanish; 2) presenting a UCLA foreign language proficiency examination score indicating competency through level three; or 3) completion of one college level foreign language course equivalent to UCLA’s level three or higher, minimum grade of C; or 4) Completion of IGETC as a transfer student.
International students whose entire secondary education has been completed in a language other than English may petition to be exempt from the foreign language requirement.
Upper-Division Nonmajor Requirement: Students must complete at least three upper-division nonmajor courses (100-level) for a minimum of 12 units. Graduate (200-level) courses may not be applied toward this requirement.
A course used to satisfy the upper-division nonmajor requirement may also be used to satisfy the Writing II requirement.
A course used to satisfy the upper-division nonmajor requirement may not also be applied toward a foundation area in general education.
Subject A: If not satisfied upon entrance to UCLA, student must enroll in either English Comp A or English Comp 2 as determined by performance on the UCLA Subject A Placement Test. A score of 3 on the AP test in English Composition satisfies this requirement.
American History and Institutions: If not satisfied prior to UCLA entrance, see the UCLA General Catalog for courses that will meet this requirement.
Students who transfer from other UC campuses or change their major from another UCLA school or College and have completed their GE and writing requirements prior to entry do not have to complete the School’s GE and writing requirements. Students choosing this option must complete all requirements prior to entry or they will be required to complete the School’s plan.
INTERSEGMENTAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER CURRICULUM
Students who transfer from a California community college and have completed the IGETC do not have to complete the School’s GE, foreign language, and writing requirements. Students choosing this option must complete the IGETC entirely prior to entry or they will be required to complete the school’s plan.
To receive Dean’s Honors in the School of Theater, Film and Television, you must have at least 12 graded units per term with a grade-point average of 3.8 for less than 16 units of work (3.7 GPA for 16 or more units.) The honor is posted on your transcript for the appropriate term. You are NOT eligible for Dean’s Honors in any given term, if you receive an Incomplete or Not Passed (NP) grade, change a grade or repeat a course.
Honors at graduation are awarded to students with superior grade point averages. To be eligible, you must have completed 90 or more units for a letter grade at the University of California.
Questions regarding any of these requirements should be directed to the School’s Student Services Office, 103 East Melnitz Building, (310) 206-8441