London & Edinburgh: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking

London, England

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Dates

  • Summer 1 Semester - May 11, 2015-June 11, 2015 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2014

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.

Description

Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (mi.carr@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 29, 2014, 6-7:30PM, 320 Shillman

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture 

 Description: 

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.

 

London Documentary Filmmaking Info Session 2015

 

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Courses

  • COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture 

Host University

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Eligibility Requirements

Students must be in sophomore standing or higher to participate. They must have a GPA or 3.0 or better, and provide a written letter of recommendation sent directly to Professor Carr at <mi.carr@neu.edu> or , or in person in 237 Holmes Hall, when they complete the online application by November 15th (Application Priority Deadline).

 

Students must possess a sense of responsibility and maturity to be able to handle themselves in a foreign country. Experience in media production is not a requirement.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Cost

Tuition: $10,634

DOC Fee: $ 2,500

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.

Accommodations

Students will be living in double rooms in a dorm style building; each room comes with a Flat screen TV, Study desk and chairs, Wardrobe, Fridge, Shower and WC. They will also have access to a shared area with a modern kitchen with integrated appliances and microwaves, and laundry facilities.

Destination

London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.


 

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