Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England
Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (email@example.com)
Information Session: October 29, 2014, 6-7:30PM, 320 Shillman
Term: Summer I
- COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
- COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture
The London Dialogue of Civilization – English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking has two main focuses for students. First, to familiarize students with the people and the culture of England and the British Empire, with an emphasis on the city of London and its vast history. Second, to interact with local citizens to produce and edit a 10-12 minute documentary on a subject of their choice in groups of 5-7 (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2015).
Students will attend lectures about the culture and history of England in many of the key sights in London and the country. These sites include: The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum (London and Duxford), and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will also visit Edinburgh, Scotland to discover the close connection between the two cities visiting Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the dialogue, students will maintain a journal documenting their learning experience, and they will also write an extensive research paper critically examining a piece of British culture, a historical event, or person.
Students will learn all aspects of documentary production from the pre-production process of intensive research and development of story ideas, scriptwriting, and networking to the technical aspects of filming, lighting, sound recording, digital editing, and graphics. Students will be working with remote equipment that includes HD Cameras, audio and remote editing equipment.
The program requires enthusiasm to explore and research another culture providing students with a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history while exposing students to media practices; experience in media production is not a requirement.
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