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Independent Study

The independent study courses are FTS 197 (fall semester) and FTS 198 (spring semester). With the advice and approval of a faculty sponsor, you can design your own study project. It cannot duplicate any of the department's regular course offerings.

The PDF icon independent study application (PDF) requires signatures from your academic advisor and your faculty sponsor. The deadline for approvals and registration for Readings and Research is the end of the add/drop period.

  • A maximum of three credit hours total in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the thirty-three credit hours required for the major, but no credit hours in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the requirement for eighteen credit hours at the 100-level and above.

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Craft your own experience at UVM with an independent study!

Explore what interests you with the helpful guidance and supervision of a faculty sponsor.

Need more information?

For additional information regarding FTS 197 or FTS 198 please contact the Director of the Film and Television Program Professor Deb Ellis at Deb.Ellis@uvm.edu.