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SAC Honors Program

Honors Deadlines

Preliminary Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018

Final Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

NOTE: All applicants are required to consult with the Director of the Honors Program, Dawn Hollison, before submitting their application. It is strongly recommended to complete the consultation before the preliminary deadline.

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The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures Honors Program is open to Screen Arts & Cultures majors who meet application requirements including those students who have not been in the LSA Honors Program in their freshman and sophomore years.

The SAC Honors Program is highly competitive and admission is based on a minimum GPA plus a rigorous and competitive review process that takes into consideration the following: performance in past courses, sample work from previous Screen Arts & Cultures courses, completion of specific course work, the student's Honors Proposal, and faculty recommendation(s). Application to the SAC Honors Program is made in winter term at a deadline typically in mid-March. 

Students accepted into the SAC Honors Program enroll in a year-long Honors seminar course (SAC 495) and gain the opportunity to carry out the independent work required to complete an honors thesis, screenplay, or film, video, television, or digital production. SAC Honors is expected to be a rigorous experience devoted to research and writing, the production of an advanced video, film, digital, or television project, or the writing of an original feature-length screenplay or teleplay equivalent.

Students accepted into the SAC Honors Program also become members of the Honors Program of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. As members of the LSA Honors program, they gain access to a variety of special services such as possible financial support for their honors work. In addition, SAC Honors students may also apply for competitive scholarships administered by the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures to help with costs associated with their SAC Honors project.

Upon successful completion of the SAC Honors Program, students may graduate with Honors, High Honors or Highest Honors in Screen Arts & Cultures, depending on the evaluation of their thesis, screenplay or project. SAC Honors designation appear on their diploma and transcript, along with any University or LS&A Honors designations they earn from their overall grade point.