Research and Independent Study Request

Cinema 392


  1. Restricted to Cinema Majors enrolled in at least one regularly scheduled upper-division course.
  2. Restricted to sophomore or junior standing students with a 3.0 minimum grade point average.
  3. Restricted to Individual Research Proposals approved by your faculty, your advisor, and department chair. Department policy dictates that only full-time faculty can work with Research / Individual Study students. In the Cinema Department they are: Professors Yossera Bouchtia, Josh Tyree, Robert Tregenza, Shawn Brixey, and TyRuben Ellingson.


  1. You are responsible for writing a proposal and calendar, which will be uploaded to this form.  Use the calendar at the following link:
  2. You are responsible for structuring, researching, executing, and presenting the independent project.
  3. You are responsible for meeting and communicating with your professor on a regular schedule.


  1. Students must communicate with their advisor before applying.
  2. Students must meet with their faculty to discuss the project and write a proposal with a calendar.
  3. Students must complete the online Cinema 392 form linked below.
  4. Proposals must be approved by your faculty, advisor, and department chair (online) before you register for the course.
  5. Once approved, you will receive an email prompting you where and how to register for the course.


For questions regarding CINE 392: Research / Individual Study, please contact TyRuben Ellingson at