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WT The Sundance Film Festival Experience
Park City, Utah, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Elon applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
0-First Year and Above
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language Prerequisite:
None
Language(s) of Instruction:
All courses in English
Course Prerequisite(s):
COM 100, COM 220
Housing Options:
Apartment
Internship Option:
No
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
No
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
04
Program Capacity:
12
Program Advisor/Manager:
Mark Dalhouse/ Cindy Sweeney
Program Leader 1:
J McMerty
Program Description:

 


Elon @ Sundance logo
 

Course Description

COM 272 US: The Sundance Film Festival Experience     

This Communications course will explore the many facets of the role of the modern day film festival. Students will interact with professionals in promotions, distribution and independent filmmaking while immersing themselves in the aesthetics and culture of film. Students will spend one week at Elon, put on a small film screening, and then travel to Utah to attend a week of the Sundance Film Festival. They will research topics prior to attending the festival and complete journals and related assignments upon returning to campus. The online application includes a short essay. Applicants will also submit a 60 second video demonstrating why they are interested in attending the Sundance Film Festival.  
  • The Winter Term and fall courses partially fulfill the General Studies requirement in the area of Society or Civilization.

  • The WT course also satisfies the Experiential Learning Requirement for the General Studies requirement.

  • Prerequisites: COM 100 and COM 220

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

  • This course may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.


Housing

Sundance Film Festival is located in Park City, Utah.  Students will be housed within walking distance to the screening venues and steps away from the free bus system.  They will have access to a grocery store and two full kitchens. 

The Sunflower Lodge is a luxurious vacation property that is located in the heart of Park City Historical District. It is a short walk to ski at Park City Resort Center and the four chair lifts. Sunflower 2 is a townhouse that can easily sleep 15 guests. There are six bedrooms and four and one half baths.


Tentative Itinerary

Students will spend the first half of January participating in classes on Elon's campus. The second half of the course will take place in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival.

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Cancellation Policy

Deposit Refunds - If you have paid the deposit and are cancelling your participation prior to the deposit refund deadline, the amount will remian as a credit on your account to be applied towards the following semester's billing. If you have any questions about your deposit, you may contact the Bursar's office at bursar@elon.edu or 336-278-5300.

  • 11 AM, March 3 - 11:59 PM, March 19, 2015: Priority application period for Winter Term 2016 programs.

  • Apr. 2, 2015: The GEC will begin to send notifications via email for all applications received by the priority application deadline.

  • Apr. 9 - Sep. 8, 2015: New applications will be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • Sep. 15, 2015: Final application deadline for Winter Term 2016 Study USA programs. **Students who cancel after this date will not have the deposit refunded.**

  • Sep. 30, 2015: Full payment deadline.

  • Oct. 1 - Oct. 16, 2015: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 50 percent of the cost of the program.

  • Oct. 17 - Oct. 31, 2015: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 75 percent of the cost of the program.

  • As of Nov. 1, 2015: Students who cancel after November 1 will still be responsible for the full program cost.

*All students are automatically enrolled in a travel insurance policy through iTravel, an outside insurance provider (www.itravelinsured.com). This policy covers students who must cancel their participation due to serious issues of physical health to the student or an immediate family member (parent or grandparent) that occur after the final day to have the $400 deposit refunded. Travel insurance does not insure against changes in mental health. The insurance also does not cover any other changes in circumstances such as disciplinary or academic status; job, internship, graduate school or theatrical performance opportunities; leadership opportunities on campus; fear; other personal issues. Students who must cancel their participation after the final day to have the $400 deposit refunded may be able to seek a refund through the travel insurance company.

If airline bookings have already been made by the time of a student's cancellation, some airlines may issue the student a voucher for the value of the ticket less some penalty fee for change in ticketing. These are usually valid for 12 months with the airline issuing the ticket.  The airline can provide specific details.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Woody Pelton, Dean of International Programs.  We encourage you to address any questions you may have as soon as possible, as a delay in doing so could result in increased charges for which you may be liable.


Cost

Costs for Study USA vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term, which is included in the fall semester tuition bill. 

The cost includes some group meals, transportation, housing, movie tickets, one festival pass, & industry panels.

Final costs TBD.


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon WT programs through the GEC.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


For More Information

Program Leader 1: Jason McMerty
Director of the Elon in LA; Instructor in Communications
2850 Campus Box 
Elon, NC 27244
336.278.5087 (phone)
jmcmerty@elon.edu

Study USA
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

CB 2375, Global Commons 360
Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
studyusa@elon.edu
 

Sundance grou


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2015 04/30/2014
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2016 03/19/2015
04/02/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application and cancellation deadlines.

11 AM, March 3 - 11:59 PM, March 19, 2015: Priority application period for Winter Term 2016 programs.

Apr. 2, 2015: The GEC will begin to send notifications via email for all applications received by the priority application deadline.

Apr. 9 - Sep. 8, 2015: New applications will be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis.

Sep. 15, 2015: Final application deadline for Winter Term 2016 Study USA programs. **Students who cancel after this date will not have the deposit returned.**

Sep. 30, 2015: Full payment deadline.

Oct. 1 - Oct. 16, 2015: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 50 percent of the cost of the program.

Oct. 17 - Oct. 31, 2015: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 75 percent of the cost of the program.

As of Nov. 1, 2015: Students who cancel after November 1 will still be responsible for the full program cost.

See the Deadlines and Cancellation Policy page for more information.

The start date is the date students are expected to meet at the U.S. departure airport. The end date is the date students will meet back at that same airport.

These dates reflect the best information available to the GEC but are subject to change. Please do not purchase domestic flight tickets based on the dates listed here. Individual programs will provide additional information in the fall pre-departure course.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status in a timely fashion.

Indicates that deadline has passed
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.