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    American University – Discover the World of Communication

    American University – Discover the World of Communication


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Journalism, Communications, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Discover the World of Communication at American University offers interactive workshops for students entering grades 9-12 where you will learn to build a digital portfolio, write a script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate, and entertain.

    All of our professional, hands-on workshops are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals.

    During class and after hours, you will have the ability to explore the city from a variety of angles. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios such as NBC4, WTTG Fox 5, NPR, and ESPN Radio, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions including the National Zoo, the Newseum, National Cathedral, Georgetown, and the Smithsonian museums.

    Discover the World of Communication will offer on campus summer opportunities through National Student Leadership Conference. Please visit our website for more information and stay tuned for 2022 offerings.

    Summer 2022 dates coming soon!

    Summer 2021 Info

    Session I  - AM COURSES 9am - 12 pm 
    Entertainment Communication COMM-070-128
    Photography I COMM-070-013 
    Photography II COMM-070-014
    Professional Newswriting COMM-070-015
    Public Speaking and Leadership COMM-070-029 
    Scriptwriting and Video Production COMM-070-019 
    Sportswriting and Broadcasting COMM-070-027 

    PM COURSES    1 - 4 pm
    Acting for Camera COMM-070-022 
    Broadcast Journalism COMM-070-002 
    Directing for Camera COMM-070-023 
    Documentary Filmmaking COMM-070-003 
    Podcasting 101 COMM-070-038 
    Screenwiritng & the Hollywood Three Act Structure COMM-070-033 
    Sports Photography COMM-070-017 

    Session II AM COURSES    9am - 12 pm
    Advanced Photography COMM-070-034 
    Flash Fiction Writing COMM-070-129 
    Graphic Design COMM-070-130 
    Public Relations COMM-070-009 
    Investigative Reporting COMM-070-025 
    Scriptwriting and Video Production COMM-070-020 
    Sports Marketing and Management COMM-070-007 

    PM COURSES   1 - 4 pm
    Animation COMM-070-024 
    Broadcast Journalism COMM-070-012
    Environmental and Advanced Filmmaking COMM-070-036 
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Films COMM-070-031 
    Newspaper/Yearbook Editor COMM-070-035 
    Photojournalism COMM-070-041 
    International Communication COMM-070-011