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    Western Kentucky University: High School Summer Film and Media Workshops


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Communications, Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Western Kentucky University School of Media offers five dynamic workshops where students can spend six days immersed in their passion: broadcasting, news reporting, film or photography. Each course is taught by an experienced professional from the award-winning School of Media and will broaden the students’ awareness of their field in a fun, intensive and hands-on workshop.

    Workshops are designed for high school students interested in broadcasting, journalism, film or photography (grades 10-12).

    Broadcasting (TV Production)

    • From story generation to field videography to live studio recording, you’ll enjoy every step of the creative process as you take your project from concept to a polished final video. Whether you have previous media experience or not, the faculty will cover everything you need to know: camera fundamentals, live studio operations, advanced interviewing techniques, nonlinear editing, visual graphics and more.

    Brodacasting (Radio Production)

    • You will pitch story ideas, learn how to write for the ear, conduct in-person interviews, gather natural sound using a Zoom audio recorder, and edit a final production either individually or as a group that will be shared with family and friends.

    Multiplatform Journalism

    • Xposure will bring together skills in reporting, writing, visual journalism (photo and video) and use of social media for each student, with a goal of producing a report on a subject of intense interest to today’s youth and other news and feature stories.


    • The WKU Summer Film Workshop is an intensive six-day program designed to take high school students through the entire filmmaking process, from pre-production to post. 


    • Our summer workshop is your opportunity to spend six days learning how to fully understand your camera and composition, enabling you to create strong photographs with your individual vision.