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FTVM Honors Program

Honors Deadlines

Preliminary Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024

Final Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Please upload the required documents (outlined in Honors Handbook below) to Dropbox, ensuring that each of your uploaded files is labeled with your first and last name. 


All applicants are required to consult with the Director of the Honors Program before submitting their application. It is strongly recommended to complete the consultation before the preliminary deadline.
Please refer to the FTVM Honors Handbook for specific application requirements, according to thesis type. 


The Department of Film, Television, and Media Honors Program is open to Department of Film, Television, and Media majors who meet application requirements including those students who have not been in the LSA Honors Program in their freshman and sophomore years.

The FTVM 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 Department of Film, Television, and Media courses, completion of specific course work, the student's Honors Proposal, and faculty recommendation(s). Application to the FTVM Honors Program is made in winter term at a deadline typically in mid-March. 

Students accepted into the FTVM Honors Program enroll in a year-long Honors seminar course (FTVM 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. FTVM 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 FTVM 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, FTVM Honors students may also apply for competitive scholarships administered by the Department of Film, Television, and Media to help with costs associated with their FTVM Honors project.

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