Question by s0ra: What are General College Studies?
I want to go into an arts program right after High School at UCLA, but the Undergraduate Film, Television, and Digital Media course says that you needed to complete two years of General College Studies, what does this mean?
Here is what the website says:
The Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television is a two year, upper division program for students who have completed two years of general college studies. The program provides an education in the history and theory of these art forms and basic learning experiences in production within the context of a liberal arts education.
Answer by cclepew
At most colleges and universities, the first two years of a four-year degree are general studies. Sometimes they’re called “core” courses. This means you will have to take a set program of courses in English, math, social sciences, natural/physical sciences, humanities, etc. Pretty much all your basic subjects, your freshman and sophomore years of college. This is generally the standard bachelor degree process.
I don’t know how expensive this program at UCLA is, but look into whether or not they will take transfer credits. If you take your first two years’ worth of classes at a community college, you can probably save a lot of money.
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