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US: Park City - Sundance Film Festival (Intersession)
Park City, Utah, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Intersession
PROGRAM COST Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2015 09/26/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2015 01/27/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
GPA: good academic standing Professor(s): Dr. Eric Pierson, Dr. Roger Pace
Disciplines offered: Cinema, Communications Accomodations: Hotel
Prerequisite(s): None Program Advisor: Alicia Gonzales - agonzales@sandiego.edu
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Description:

UTAH: Park City

Sundance Film Festival

USD Intersession Program


 

 

PROGRAM LOCATION

 

 

Each year the Sundance Film Festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 9,000 submissions. More than 50,000 people attend screenings in twelve theatres in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. In addition to discovering film making's newest talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short film, Festival goers experience live music shows, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more.

The course will run from January 18 (Sunday) to January 27 (Tuesday), 2015 in Park City, Utah.  Students fly into Salt Lake City, Utah and take a shuttle to Park City.  Mountain conditions in Park City are famous for their excellence.  Many students choose to spend their free time during the day taking advantage of some of the best snow in the world by strapping on their skis or snowboard and heading out to Park City's world-renowned slopes.

NOTE: USD Spring semester begins on Monday, January 26th. Plan to speak with Dr. Pace and Dr. Pierson in regards to this program and the overlap in dates to best plan for your Spring semester courses.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

 

The University of San Diego's Communication Department offers a two week COMM 433: American Independent Cinema course at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah during intersession.  This course is an intense examination of the independent film industry during the Festival.  Students will engage the films and filmmakers firsthand through a series of lectures, screenings, panels, and small group discussions.  Classes are conducted in a conference room in the hotel.  There are a series of brief mandatory meetings in the Fall prior to departure.  Prerequisite: A strong interest in film.

 

Dr. Roger Pace: pace@sandiego.edu

Dr. Eric Pierson: epierson@sandiego.edu

Click here for a biography on Dr. Pace

Click here for a biography on Dr. Pierson

Click here to visit the University of San Diego College of Arts and Science


COST

For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.

 

HOUSING
 

Hotel accommodations will be provided at The Yarrow Resort Hotel in Park City, Utah with two students per room.  The hotel is in a central location in the city on all major bus lines and the festival shuttle, all of which are free for everyone.  All participants are required to stay at this designated lodging.

 

 

http://www.sundance.org/