UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Programs / Undergraduate

Honors Thesis

To be eligible for admissions to the Honors program in Film, students must have attained senior standing with a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher in all UC Berkeley coursework, and a 3.5 grade-point average or higher in all upper-division courses in the major taken at UC Berkeley. Students in the honors program will enroll in Film H195 for four units, and complete a senior honors thesis. It is expected that the thesis will be a substantial piece of writing on film criticism, film theory, or film history. The production of a film or writing of a screenplay may be used as part of the preparation of the thesis and submitted as documentation or as an example. Students must find a faculty mentor to supervise the thesis and assign a grade, usually someone with whom the student has taken classes or who has expertise in the subject of the thesis. Students can consult with Emily Cardoza or Damon Young, if they have further questions about the honors thesis or need advice or assistance in finding a faculty mentor.