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Schedule a meeting with an advisor through Buff Portal Advising
Students are encouraged to work with their advisor(s), throughout the course of their college career, to make their academic experience at CU as meaningful and successful as possible. Cinema majors are expected to meet with their assigned advisor at least once a semester.
- How do I declare CINE as my major/minor?
- Where can I find Major tracking sheets?
- How do I perform a degree audit?
- How do I access the Advising Portal?
- How do I apply for a BFA?
- Where can I find information on Independent Study?
- Where can I find information on internships?
- Does CINE offer opportunities to study abroad?
- How do I petition for transfer credit?
- What is CINE's Statement on Inclusive Excellence?
- How do I begin the incomplete grade agreement process?
- What kind of computer should I buy?
- How do I get practicum credit?
First-year students must declare their major as Cinema and choose their emphasis with their First-Year Advisor.
Continuing students interested in declaring the CINE major may declare in the following ways:
- Attend Open Advising Hours (Mondays 1-3pm) in either VAC 304 with Sarah or Woodbury 109 with Greer or Kate
- Declare online via the Buff Portal Advising page.
Links for Major tracking documents can be found here:
A degree audit report is a tool that helps students track degree requirements to complete their degree on time. The audit outlines what courses are needed for the degree and applies college-defined course rules. The audit will also show transfer courses that have been applied.
The Buff Portal Advising page is where you can find more information about advisors and schedule an advising session.
NOTE: Buff Portal Advising is available to undergraduate students only at this time. Graduate students should contact their respective colleges to schedule advising appointments.
Near the end of each semester, we accept BFA applications during a tight window. There are two windows, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
The Fall 2023 application window for BFA candidates is now closed.
Information about the application process can be found in our BFA Procedures document.
Independent Study is an opportunity to earn academic credit for learning outside the formal class structure. A student who is interested in knowing more about a topic not covered in the regular Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts curriculum may propose a research project to any rostered department faculty member. If the student and faculty member can agree that the topic is worth investigating, it is not covered (or not covered in sufficient depth) in departmental courses, and that they share sufficient interest in the topic to sustain an independent study project, the student and faculty member may prepare an independent study contract.
Internship credit is available through the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts; the purpose of this course is to provide professional internship experiences with film, video, and new media production companies, governmental agencies and production units, audio recording studios, and new media industries.
Detailed information can be found on our Internships page.
The best way to keep up to date with internship opportunities is to subscribe to our Cinema Studies listerv. Subscribe
We offer abroad trips in Paris and Rome in alternate summers which count as upper division Critical Studies electives.Both classes are strongly interdisciplinary and focus on the relationships between film, art, and architecture. They run for three weeks (generally from mid-May), are taught in English, and involve screenings, lectures, discussions, and excursions.
We also offer an abroad program in Scotland which counts as a Production elective. Get hands-on experience by participating in all aspects of a film shoot on location and while spending three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland, a city with a vibrant arts community. This also runs for three weeks (generally from mid-May).
For further information and next steps, please visit the CU-Boulder Education Abroad Programs website at http://abroad.colorado.edu
Film courses taken at other accredited institutions may be petitioned to apply to specific requirements in the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, assuming they are first granted general transfer credit on the CU transcript. The petition form must be accompanied by a copy of the course syllabus, so that the course(s) can be adequately and accurately evaluated. Completed forms should be returned to the main office or the Cinema Studies advisor. From there it will be submitted to the department for review.
The Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts recognizes our increasingly media-dependent and screen-seeking society and understands the making, distribution, contextualization, and interrogation of visual media in all its forms is an everyday reality. We believe our students and faculty must understand the political nature and inequities embedded in technology, as well as in its content and global dissemination patterns. Our Department has the great opportunity and the tremendous responsibility of fostering an environment in which the creation, interpretation, analysis and engagement with the moving image will open the doors of diversity and inclusivity with every step and at every level.
The Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts practicum is an academic requirement for all students in the program. This is an important opportunity to gain valuable experience as vital crew on productions, and it is a valuable component of your film and media education.
The Cinema Studies Practicum is an opportunity for students to earn academic credit for learning outside formal class structure. The Cinema Studies Practicum provides in-depth and hands-on experiences with fellow students' productions/projects to enhance our core curriculum.