BDIC offers students the opportunity to design their own majors. 
In collaboration with advisors, BDIC students develop focused, interdisciplinary concentrations with classes from across UMass and the Five College Consortium.  Interested?  Visit the BDIC office in CHC 230 to talk with a Peer Advisor


In celebrating BDIC’s anniversary we are featuring an alum each week for the next 50 weeks. If you are an alum and would like to be featured please let us know.


Tom Benedek, class of 1971, is a prolific and highly regarded screenwriter who has completed over thirty-five major writing assignments for various studios, independent production companies, and TV networks. Some of his works include screenplays for Zeus and Roxanne (1997), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), and Cocoon (1985). He currently teaches screenwriting workshops and courses through UMass and He attended L’Institut de Formation Cinematographique in Paris and is a graduate of the Director’s Program at the American Film Institute.