Proposal Writing Class application

The process of admission into the BDIC major begins with applying to take the 2-credit Proposal Writing Class (BDIC 396). This class is where you will formulate your BDIC concentration in detail and choose the classes that will become your individualized course of studies. The earliest that you may take BDIC 396 is in the second semester of your freshman year.

BDIC Info Session and Q&A

Meet with the BDIC Chief Academic Advisor for a Q&A: Zoom drop-in Information Sessions:

Tuesday November 7, 4:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00-4:30 pm

HOW TO APPLY (We are now accepting Spring 2024 applications).

  • In order to apply you must have already completed, or currently be registered for at least 15 credits of coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Write a brief essay on your intended area of study and proposed title.
  • Include an unofficial transcript.

Admission is competitive and is decided by a faculty committee based on your academic qualifications and the suitability of your intended area of concentration for BDIC.

The online application (Google Form) is available here for Spring 2023.
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BDIC Spring 2024 Application 

Film Studies through BDIC Spring 2024 Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis until the proposal class is full. Application acceptance notifications start on November 15 for Spring class and on April 10 for Fall class. 

Your application will be evaluated by BDIC faculty and staff based on your academic qualifications and the suitability of your proposed area of concentration for BDIC.

Need assistance?
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