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.
FILM, VIDEO, and PHOTOGRAPHY
Screenwriting & Hollywood Three-Act Structure
Scriptwriting and Video Production
Acting for the Camera
Directing for the Camera
Advanced Photography: Still Life, Portrait, Selfie and Action
WRITING, JOURNALISM, AND BROADCASTING
Flash Fiction Writing
Sportswriting and Broadcasting
Adventures in Poetry
Advanced Broadcast Journalism
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
- 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.