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 for Summer 2020  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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