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.

Discover the World of Communication will offer on campus summer opportunities through National Student Leadership Conference. Please visit our website for more information and stay tuned for 2022 offerings.

Summer 2022 dates coming soon!

Summer 2021 Info

Session I  - AM COURSES 9am - 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    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 

Session II AM COURSES    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   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 

Cost and Session Information

2022 Dates and Information coming soon

2021 Session Info:

  • Session 1: (No class Saturday or Sunday)
  • Session 2: (No class Saturday or Sunday)

All classes in Session 1 & 2 are $800. 


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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