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.

Screenwriting & Hollywood Three-Act Structure
Scriptwriting and Video Production
Documentary Filmmaking
Sports Photography
Acting for the Camera
Photography I
Photography II
Nature Photography
Directing for the Camera
Graphic Design
Advanced Photography: Still Life, Portrait, Selfie and Action

Flash Fiction Writing
Professional Newswriting
Investigative Reporting
Broadcast Journalism
Sportswriting and Broadcasting
Adventures in Poetry
Newspaper/Yearbook Editor
Advanced Broadcast Journalism

Entertainment Communication
International Communication
Public Relations
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Films
The Art of the Interview
Public Speaking and Leadership
The Movie Critic Podcast
Advanced Global Communication

Cost and Session Information

2019 Dates and Information
  • Session 1: Tuesday June 18 - Friday June 28 (No class Saturday or Sunday)
  • Session 2: Tuesday, July 1 - Friday July 12 (No class July 4, Saturday or Sunday)
  • Session 3: The One-Week Advanced Intensive Monday July 15 - Friday July 19

All classes in Session 1 & 2 are $800. All classes in Session 3 are $1000.

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.

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