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Course Description

 
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COM 366 US  The Sundance Film Festival Experience   4 S.H.

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. 
 
  • This Winter Term program fulfills a COM elective.

  • 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.

     

Activity Level: Easy Going


Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as easy going, which means you should be comfortable with some walking throughout the day. Expect to get on and off of a coach, and be ready to stroll through cities and to stand for a few hours when you’re learning in museums.
 
Sundance group 2017
 

Deadlines

  

Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
 

Cancellation Policy

  

To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.

Dates

This course is a Winter Term travel-embedded course. The tentative travel dates for the program are TBD.
 
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
 
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.

 

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.


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. 

Costs

Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet.

 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.

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 program. 

Connect with us

Questions? See if they're answered in our Short-Term Programs FAQ section

Prefer to ask in person? Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
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Program Leader 1: Jason McMerty
Director of the Elon in LA; Assistant Professor of Communications
2850 Campus Box
336.278.5087 (phone)
jmcmerty@elon.edu


Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
global@elon.edu

 

 

Ready to apply?

Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.


If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/03/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/24/2019 02/03/2019
Winter 2020 09/02/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation deadlines.

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