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Transfer Credit

The Department of Film, Television, and Media does allow students to take courses from other institutions, then transfer those courses into UM and use them towards prerequisite and major requirements through the departmental approval process. A total of 3 transfer courses may be applied toward your major. Approval for credit of courses transferred from another institution toward the FTVM major requirements must go through the FTVM Department Transfer Credit Evaluation Process.

Currently Enrolled UM Students

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved for transfer.

  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as equivalent credit (i.e. FTVM 290), then no additional steps are required.
  • If the class is listed on the TCE website as transferring as departmental credit (i.e. FTVM Dept.), make an appointment with FTVM Associate Chair David Marek to have the course evaluated.
  • If the class is not listed on the TCE website, submit an evaluation request using the UM Transfer Credit Equivalency Request Form.  If you are informed that the class transfers as departmental credit, make an appointment with FTVM Associate Chair David Marek to have the course evaluated.

Approval Process for Transfer and Study Abroad Credits

Prospective Transfer Students

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) website to see if the class has already been approved for transfer.

  • If a class is not listed at all on the TCE, this means that no student has ever submitted it for evaluation.
  • The determination of transfer credit is based on assessment that the course work was equal to courses in the Department of Film, Television, and Media in both nature and amount of material covered and comparative rigor of the experience. In order to receive transfer credit, students must have comparable experience that prepares them to move to the more advanced courses in FTVM sequences.
  • After your courses have been assessed by an LSA transfer advisor, to determine HOW your courses taken at other institutions will count in the Department of Film, Television, and Media major or Global Media Studies minor, you must meet with FTVM Associate Chair, David Marek. Prior to your meeting, you must provide course syllabi and work completed (including written papers, exams, or projects such as screenplays or video/film production work). Please schedule an advising appointment with the FTVM Associate Chair David Marek for a date and time at least one week following receipt of your materials.

Approval Process for Transfer and Study Abroad Credits