Proposal Writing Class application

The process of admission into the BDIC major begins with applying to 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.

HOW TO APPLY currently accepting applications for FALL 2024

  • 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 Fall 2024.
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BDIC Fall 2024 Application 

Film Studies through BDIC Fall 2024 Application

Application acceptance notifications start on April 10 for Fall class, and November 15 for Spring class, and continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.

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