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.
Please see the course offerings below.
New Session dates are Session I June 23- July 3, Session II July 7-17
Session I - AM COURSES June 23rd - July 3rd 9 am- 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 June 23rd - July 3rd 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
New Game Intensive COMM-070- $1600 9am - 4 pm Session I or II
Session II AM COURSES July 7th - 17th 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 July 7th - 17th 1 - 4 pm
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
International Communication COMM-070-011
Undergraduate Summer 2020 Regular Term Public Speaking COMM-102-101 $850
Cost and Session Information
2020 Dates and Information
- Session 1: Tuesday June 23 - Friday July 3 (No class Saturday or Sunday)
- Session 2: Tuesday, July 7 - Friday July 17 (No class Saturday or Sunday)
All classes in Session 1 & 2 are $800.
New Game Intensive COMM-070 is $1600 9am - 4 pm Session I or II
There is a non-refundable $350 deposit that will be applied towards course fees and is due at the time of registration.
Please note that students living on campus need to take a morning and an afternoon class.
Housing Options 2020:
I plan to commute $0
On campus for session 1 or 2 $1900
On campus for both sessions $4100