Do I have to be a current student at UCSB?

The GreenScreen program is open to currently enrolled UCSB students only.

How does the application process work?

Applicants fill out the application form in the Winter quarter and describe their experience or coursework in the areas of environmental media, media production, and environmental science. Applicants also need to include an essay explaining why you want to participate in the GreenScreen program. 

How/when will I know if I am accepted? How do I confirm my acceptance?

All application materials will be reviewed and evaluated by the program management. By mid-March, applicants will receive an email confirming their placement. If you are selected, you can confirm your participation in the program via email. Accepted students will be given an add code to complete enrollment once they have confirmed participation.

What classes are required? How many units should I enroll in for each class? Can I audit any of the courses? How do I enroll?

GreenScreen enrollment is by application only. There are no prerequisites for the program. Experience or previous coursework in all or some of the following areas are recommended:

  • Environmental Media – sample courses include: FLMST 183, ENV S 183, Blue Horizons FLMST 182
  • Media Production – sample courses include: FLMST 104, FLMST 106, FLMST 109EP
  • Advanced Environmental Studies – Upper division Environmental Studies and Geography courses, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management courses, etc.

The GreenScreen required course is FLMST 118 taught by Chris Jenkins in the Spring quarter. This 4-unit course is a project-based environmental media production course. Students will work in small teams to create their own environmental video production.

Students cannot audit this course. Enrollment in GreenScreen is by application only. Accepted students will receive an add code to complete the enrollment process.

Given that students will have only 10 weeks to produce a video, students must be highly motivated.

Are there any financial resources to help cover production costs?

Thanks to an Associated Students Coastal Fund grant, funds will be available to help defray production costs