Academic Planning Worksheet: Cinema and Media Studies

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major has minimum requirements. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

You will apply to this major after completing CMS 301. Please visit the Cinema and Media Studies website for more information.


Required courses for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
Completion of either the English Composition requirement or a W (writing) -course:
Completion of one of the following CMS courses or the equivalent:
    CMS 270 VLPA - Perspectives on Film: Introduction
    OR CMS 271 VLPA - Perspectives on Film: Great Directors
    OR CMS 272 VLPA - Perspectives on Film: Genre
    OR CMS 273 VLPA - Perspectives on Television: Analysis
    OR CMS 274 VLPA - Perspectives on Media: Critical Concepts
    OR CMS 275 VLPA - Perspectives on Visual Culture: Sex, Race, and Power

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 57

Total from Washington community colleges: 9

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 1
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 1
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 2
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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