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
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 

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

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