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    Western Kentucky University: High School Summer Media Workshops


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • 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
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Western Kentucky University School of Media offers three dynamic workshops where students can spend five days immersed in their passion: broadcasting, film or photojournalism. 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.


    Experience everything television production has to offer in the WKU Summer Broadcasting Workshop. 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. In addition to screening your work at the end of the week, final projects will also be streamed online.


    Are the movies your passion? The WKU Summer Film Workshop is an intensive five-day program designed to take high school students through the entire filmmaking process, from pre-production to post. Participants will work together to produce a short film using industry-standard software and equipment, from initial idea to final cut, all in time for a friends and family screening at the end of the week.


    Spend five days getting hands-on training with faculty from a nationally-recognized photojournalism program at the WKU Summer Photojournalism Workshop. Learn how to make great storytelling pictures for your high school paper, yearbook or electronic publications. You’ll learn new concepts and techniques, then put those skills to practice by photographing people and events in the community. You’ll receive daily personalized feedback from the instructors that will bring your image making to a new level.

    During your time at the workshop you will have ample opportunity to add new material to your current body of work. Participants will need to bring their own DSLR camera.