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Film and Media Theory

University of California, Berkeley

42 days
2200 USD/full
2200 USD/full
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The Film and Media Theory course is offered at University of California, Berkeley.


Key facts:

  • The Film and Media Theory course at the University of California, Berkeley is intended to introduce undergraduates to the study of a range of media, including photography, film, television, video, and print and digital media.
  • The course will focus on questions of medium "specificity" or the key technological/material, formal and aesthetic features of different media and modes of address and representation that define them. 
  • Also considered is the relationship of individual media to time and space, how individual media construct their audiences or spectators, and the kinds of looking or viewing they enable or encourage.
  •  The course will discuss the ideological effects of various media, particularly around questions of racial and sexual difference, national identity, capitalism, and power.

Programme Structure

Hours & Workload 

  • 7.5 hours of instructor presentation of course materials per week, 19.5 to 16.5 hours of outside work hours per week, 0 to 3 hours of instructional experiences requiring special laboratory equipment and facilities per week, and 3 hours of the exchange of opinions or questions on course material per week.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

International visiting students are required to have:

  • Proof of English proficiency, unless your country of origin is on the exception list
  • A non-immigrant visa
  • Proof of health insurance

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 42 days.
  • National

    2200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 42 days.
  • Registration Fee $450
  • Document Management Fee $62
For International students: 
  • International Service Fee $400


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