Interested in checking the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world?

Then apply for the Sundance Film Festival Workshop (FTV 361/561), an Interterm travel course for this coming January!

This course, which is worth 3 credits, is taught at Dodge College and then on-location at the internationally-celebrated film festival in Park City, Utah! This year, there are two sections of the class being offered: Ten students will travel to the first half of the Sundance Film Festival from January 15 through 21, and ten students will travel during the second half of the festival from January 21 through 25.

There will also be four required days of class time held on campus for three days preceding the trip and one day after the trip. Space is limited so acceptance to the class is competitive.

To apply, send an e-mail Derek Horne ( with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Year in school
  3. Major and emphasis
  4. Cell phone and e-mail address
  5. An essay (one page maximum) explaining why you are interested in attending Sundance Festival and how you expect it to further your Dodge College studies and/or your future career. Please specify your emphasis while at the festival: production, acquisitions/deals, marketing, film criticism, etc. For example, you could approach your essay from the perspective of an indie director seeking distribution, a screenwriter wishing to see top films from other countries, a publicist representing corporate sponsors, or a film critic planning to publish a blog about the festival. In your essay you are welcome to state which half of the festival you prefer but it will not be a guarantee for where you are placed.

Please note: the first half of the festival tends to be more jam-packed with industry and parties and is therefore more difficult to get tickets to see films; the second half is more leisurely but provides easier access to see films. So if your focus is to observe the business of the festival (PR students/Producers) you may want to attend the first half. If your focus is to see as many films as possible (directors/screenwriters/film studies) you may want to attend the second half.

Applications are due Wednesday, October 8, at 5:00 p.m. Students will be notified that they have been selected or wait-listed for the course on Friday, October 10. Acceptance is contingent upon students being cleared for travel by the Office of the Dean of Students.  Course fees will range between $2800 and $3100 per student for the first half and between $2200 and $2500 for the second half.  If you are selected, a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold your place will be immediately due on Tuesday, October 14 and must be paid at the cashier’s office so please make sure you have enough funds before applying to the class.