The School of Media Arts & Studies has launched registration for its 2017 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 2016, more than 90 students from 12 states converged upon Athens for this Scripps College of Communication and School of Media Arts and Studies sponsored event.
Emily Gayton, a senior from Olean, N.Y., had visited Ohio University for college tours before but this was her first time attending the High School Media Workshop. “I came in with an open mind,” said Gayton. “I wasn’t sure what medium I wanted to do, so being able to work with these programs and get a grip on what I already know was helpful. This media workshop has done a lot helping me to figure out where I’m going. I love writing and learning the format for screenwriting and how to do things professionally was really helpful. I feel that I can bring two things that I love doing together, media and writing.”
Taking place in Athens from June 20 - 24, attendees of the 2017 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 2017 workshop website. Registration closes May 31, 2017 so please don't delay as the High School Media Workshop will sell out again in 2017!