The School of Media Arts & Studies has launched registration for its 2016 High School Media Workshop which offers high school students the opportunity to interact with MDIA faculty while learning the latest techniques in audio, video, games & animation, storytelling/producing, and social media, as well as specializations in many additional academic areas. Interested students are encouraged to register today as space is limited!
In July 2015, more than 60 students converged upon Athens for this Scripps College of Communication and School of Media Arts and Studies sponsored event. Participants came from eight states and Vietnam.
Keaton Kreps of Athens, Ohio heard about the 2015 workshop from a peer the previous year, which led him to register. He said that even though there were many students in attendance who are Athenians he enjoyed meeting students from states as far away as North Carolina, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Illinois. Kreps found all of the workshop sessions interesting but enjoyed working on audio and sound editing the most.
“We had a lot of long three hour class sessions during the workshop, my favorite one was where we did music and editing,” said Kreps. “One of the coolest class sessions we had we did sounds for a short film. We learned how to do sounds while watching a video and editing. One of my favorite parts was creating a song with everyone in the group.”
Taking place in Athens from July 13-16, attendees of the 2016 workshop interested in Media Arts will:
Student Hang Le Thi Minh from Ha Noi, Vietnam had been eagerly waiting to attend the workshop since she had first heard about it, but was unable to until she was old enough. Her trip to the 2015 workshop was her first out of her country.
“The High School Media Workshop had a profound impact on the way I see my passion and future career,” she said. “The experience I had here was definitely worth my 22 hour flight.”
“An incredible aspect of the High School Media Workshop is that students attend not only to experience what the School of Media Arts & Studies has to offer within its curriculum but also for that first college experience, including one-on-one mentoring to help focus their passion and future career goals,” said High School Media Workshop Associate Director Kyle Snyder. “After several days experiencing a variety of required and elective workshops, it's gratifying to hear students tell us we've opened their eyes to new possibilities and that they now know what they'll be majoring in upon acceptance to the Scripps College of Communication.”
For information on how you too can be part of the MDIA High School Media workshop visit the 2016 workshop website. Registration closes June 3, 2016 so please don't delay as the High School Media Workshop will sell out again in 2016!