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Photo of students gathered on red carpet at South by Southwest festival.

 

The Ohio University SXSW industry immersion course provides students access to the largest creative media industry gathering of the year, offering an unparalleled convergence of the music, interactive, and film industries and fostering an engaging atmosphere for professional and educational growth. 
 
Students will hear personally from industry professionals in a variety of ways, including panel discussions, keynote addresses, interviews, workshops, as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions with professionals in their specific field of choice. 
 
Attendees will observe firsthand the scope and networks that exist within today’s current music and media industries and can build strategic partnerships for internships and network with potential employers, colleagues, and clients.
 
Additionally, students have access to hundreds of events in their areas of interest, including music showcases with established and upcoming artists, film premieres featuring directors and cast members, technology demonstrations of the newest trends in traditional, VR, and emerging media, and countless opportunities to explore creative expression across multiple venues in the city.

 

Program dates

March 13-22, 2020

*Students will need permission from their spring instructors as they will miss courses the week following spring break. Students are responsible for this process.

Eligibility and selection process

This program is open to all students of Ohio University in good academic standing. However, preference will be given to undergraduate MDIA students.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study away.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Excursions and Highlights

Students will get to observe firsthand the scope and networks that exist within today’s current music and media industries. They will also have access to hundreds of showcases for established and upcoming artists in the evenings, getting to experience the best music of the year first hand. Students will hear personally from industry professionals in a variety of ways, including panel discussions, keynote addresses, interviews, workshops, as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions with professionals in their specific field of choice. 

Application deadline

October 1, 2019

Apply Here!

Living Arrangements

Students will stay in a hotel in the entire duration of the program. Two students will share a room.

Courses and credits

MDIA 4903: South by Southwest, 3 credit hours

Cost

SXSW Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Program fee includes housing, SXSW badge, airport shuttle, welcome dinner.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

*School of Media Arts & Studies students may apply for an internal scholarship through the  Ralph J. Bitzer MDIA Opportunities Scholarship.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

For more information contact

Josh Antonuccio
Program Director
Email:  antonucn@ohio.edu  
 
Emily Englehart  
Global Programs Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities  
Email:  eengleha@ohio.edu


   

   
   

   
   

   
   

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