UMW in France
Digital Media Production
July 1 — 31
Register for this program by February 1, 2023. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.
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$500 deposit due upon registration.
International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.
This program requires a moderate level of activity, including significant city walking.
In this course, taught by Cartland Berge, Director of UMW’s Digital Knowledge Center (DKC), students will plan, write, produce, and stream live video programming each week focusing on the stories and experiences discovered over four weeks in Paris, France.
The course includes one week of online class to learn the basics of digital media production. Students will learn the technology, methods, and culture of live media production and web streaming, and put these lessons into practice during their time abroad.
Once in Paris, students will explore the city learning about it’s history and culture, and then take on the roles of writers, showrunners, cinematographers, and performers to produce video segments about their experiences to air in the course’s weekly show.
Students will stay in shared dormitory rooms at Cité Universitaire, a ten-minute subway ride from the center of Paris. Kitchen facilities and student restaurants, laundry facilities, a computer lab, and internet access are available at the residence.
Students will be earn 3 transfer credits for DGST 301F: Special Topics in Digital Studies. The course is taught by Cartland Berge in cooperation with MICEFA. For additional course information, visit the class page.
This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. French proficiency is not required as courses will be taught in English. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a grade of C or above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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