Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Berlin
When Offered: May 2014 (anticipated)

Faculty Leader: Professor Uta Larkey

Current Application Information, Advising Hours, and Study Abroad Deadlines are available on the following page: General ICA Information

This course explores Berlin not only as a prime location for German and international filmmakers, but also as a major center of the European film industry.  Beginning in the 1920s and until today, "Berlin films" have attracted audiences around the globe. After German unification in 1990, Berlin is once again a vibrant film city.  

In this course, taught in English, students will:

  • Analyze German and international films shot in Berlin in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
  • Study Berlin’s impact on the national and international film industry.
  • Learn about important film festivals, the film commission, film schools and movie theatres in and around Berlin.
  • Meet representatives of the film industry in Berlin.
  • Interact with German film students.

Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Applicants should have sophomore standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  Students must enroll in a one-credit course, GER 129: Gateway to Berlin in the second seven weeks of the spring 2011 semester.  Students will receive 3 credits for GER 272G/COM 272.  Applicants are encouraged to speak with Uta Larkey before submitting an application.

Program Costs:

The tentative cost of the program is $2,500.  This fee includes lodging, some meals, transportation within Germany, seminars, entrance fees, and insurance.  This cost does not include airfare.

Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for OIS scholarships.  There is a scholarship section on the main application form in each program application packet.  Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS.  Students who qualify for the $1,200 study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program.

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