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Film, Television & Digital Media (Minor)

Explore courses that promote the study of film, television, and digital media as art forms with social, political, cultural, and economic significance.

The Film, Television, and Digital Media undergraduate minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with a series of courses that promote the study of film, television, and digital media as art forms with social, political, cultural, and economic significance. The minor consists of a choice of upper division courses that introduce students to the practice and critical study of film, television and digital media.

Successful completion of the FTVDM minor will be indicated on the transcript and diploma.


The Film, Television and Digital Media minor program requires seven courses with a maximum of two courses being lower division (numbered between 1 and 99). Each course must be taken for a letter grade, unless the course is offered Passed/Not Passed only. An overall GPA 2.0 or better for minor coursework is required. At least 20 units must be credited exclusively to the FTVDM minor and not shared with another major or minor program.

All FTVDM minor courses must be taken in residence at UCLA. UCLA summer session is permitted. Only courses on the list below will be counted towards the Film Minor. Enrollment through UCLA EXTENSION is not allowed and will not be credited toward the FTVDM minor. Film and television courses taken at other institutions cannot be applied toward the minor.

Enrollment in FTVDM minor courses is typically restricted to our declared majors and minors on the priority and first enrollment passes and opens to all students at the start of second enrollment pass, space permitting. Removing enrollment restrictions is a manual process which happens when our staff arrives for work on the day. The department does NOT give PTEs out for any of these courses and enrollment is handled by the myUCLA system.

Note: There may be some minor courses listed that have discussion sections that are reserved for Film and Television majors. If you see that after the second pass, those sections will NOT be open to minors or non-majors, but other sections, space permitting are open to minors and non-majors.

FTVDM Requirements

Select TWO lower division courses from the following list:

  • FILM TV 4: Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking (Formerly FILM TV 122B)
  • FILM TV 6A: History of the American Motion Picture
  • FILM TV 10A: American Television History
  • FILM TV 33: Introductory Screenwriting
  • FILM TV M50 (or ENGL M50): Introduction to Visual Culture
  • FILM TV 51: Digital Media Studies
  • FILM TV 84A: Overview of Contemporary Film Industry

Select FIVE upper division courses from the following list:

  • FILM TV 106B: History of the European Motion Picture
  • FILM TV 106C: History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film
  • FILM TV 107 – Experimental Film
  • FILM TV 108: History of Documentary Film
  • FILM TV 109: Advanced Topics in Documentary: New Documentary Forms
  • FILM TV M111: Women and Film
  • FILM TV 112: Film and Social Change
  • FILM TV 113: Film Authors
  • FILM TV 114: Film Genres
  • FILM TV 116: Film Criticism
  • FILM TV M117: Chicanos in Film/Video
  • FILM TV 122D: Film Editing
  • FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinematography
  • FILM TV 122J: Disney Feature: Then and Now
  • FILM TV 122M: Film and Television Directing
  • FILM TV 122N: History of Animation
  • FILM TV 140: Interactive Expressions
  • FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing
  • FILM TV C181A: Introduction to Animation
  • FILM TV 183A: Producing I
  • FILM TV 183B: Producing II
  • FILM TV 183C: Producing III
  • FILM TV 184B: Overview of Contemporary Television Industry
  • FILM TV C186A: Intro to Documentary Video Production
  • FILM TV 187A: Global Film and Television Development
  • FILM TV 187B: Domestic and Global Entertainment Industry Careers and Strategies
  • FILM TV 187C: Scripted and Unscripted Series Development for Domestic and Global Streaming