The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures offers a variety of awards focusing in three areas: scholarly research and writing; film, video, television, or digital media production; and screenwriting.
Proposals for awards will be judged using three basic criteria: the merit/quality of the proposed project, the quality of the past work as indicated by the sample work submitted, and the clarity and completeness of the application. Each of these criteria will be given equal weight in the judging of the proposals. A student's GPA in the SAC concentration will also be a factor in the awards adjudication.
The University of Michigan, through the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC) and Instructional Support Services (ISS), provides, on-loan to students registered for University courses, the equipment necessary to produce high-quality student projects. Funds are granted for unavoidable expenses. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, that can be justified, requests for special equipment will NOT be funded. Examples of special equipment include items such as prime lenses, special dollies, and high-end cameras, such as the “Red” camera. The SAC Awards Committee places emphasis on a student’s creativity and resourcefulness in funding and making their work.
Awards & Grants Deadlines
Note: Late applications will not be accepted and incomplete applications will be disqualified. The uploading system will be shut down at 4 PM on the day of the deadline.
February 18, 2013 - Burnett, Garrison, Preston, Trueblood, Webber Glover
March 15, 2013 - Cohen and Beaver* (See note on Guidelines for Applying for Awards & Endowments.)
April 17, 2013 - Vennema Fund and Winer Internship (See note on Guidelines for Applying for Awards & Endowments.)
April 22, 2013 - Benedek* Screenwriting Awards (See note on Guidelines for Applying for Awards & Endowments.)
May 29, 2013 - Webber Glover ONLY
Fall Term Awards and Endowments
Winter Term Awards and Endowments
The Barbara Preston Scholarship Award will be given once a year to one Screen Arts & Cultures Major or Global Media Studies minor for a completed film, a work-in-progress, or a proposal for a documentary film, with a preferred focus on women’s issues.
- Screen Arts & Cultures Major
- Major Requirements
- Declaring a SAC Major
- SAC Honors Program
- Screenwriting Subconcentration
- Global Studies Minor
- Course Descriptions
- Course Listings By Term
- Study Abroad & Transfer Credit
- Independent Study
- Awards & Grants
- Production Equipment Suggestions
- LSA Course Guide
- LSA Bulletin
- Guest Artists @ SAC
- Film & Video Student Association