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Video Production

July 9-25, 2013
Gales Point, Belize
Central America

Participation in this course during the summer requires that you are enrolled in SOC 127 in the spring prior to your summer course. If this is not a possibility, the pricing of the course changes slightly. (Please contact trimkus@marymount.edu for more details.)

This intensive three-week program in Belize, sponsored by Marymount’s Center for Global Education and conducted through the University’s Graphic Design and Fine Arts Department, offers three to four MU credits for a Video Production course. The course provides students with hands-on experience filming in reef, estuarine, mangrove, freshwater, and replanted jungle ecosystems as well as local communities and their culture. Students experience hands-on preproduction, production, and postproduction techniques. Working with the biology and sociology students, scientist, and community residence students will plan and produce digital video presentations.

This class will meet for three sessions prior to leaving for Belize for preproduction planning and research and equipment training. We will also meet for three class sessions after returning from Belize for postproduction project work, including editing, screening, and distribution of final videos.

Students will enroll in GD 205 Video Production. Students that have completed 205 will enroll in GD 404 and assume the role of producers as well as videographers. (These courses are also cross-listed with COM 205 and COM 404.)

Program Cost: $3,280
The program fee includes

  • Tuition (for GD/COM 205 or GD/COM 404)
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Guided tours of coral reefs and Mayan ruins
  • Use of snorkeling gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Predeparture orientation
The program fee does not include airfare, textbooks or personal expenses.

Marymount University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including adjustments in cost, in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Financial aid may be applied to Study Abroad programs. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Students are responsible for making all payments to Marymount University by the specified deadlines.

Applicants for this study abroad program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the approval of their academic advisor and School dean. Students on disciplinary probation will not be considered.

Students do not need a passport to apply for the program, but accepted applicants must provide the Center for Global Education with a copy of their passport before the time of departure. The passport application process takes four to six weeks. Applications for new and renewed passports can be downloaded from the State Department’s website or picked up at a post office.

Application deadline: January 10, 2013

>> Learn about the application process here.