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High School Media Workshop will return in-person July 30

Published: June 11, 2021 Author: Staff reports

The School of Media Arts and Studies in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University announces the return of the High School Media Workshop on July 30. The workshop was an annual program from 2014-2018 and returns as a one-day, in-person event this year. All COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

The workshop is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participants can choose a focus area from four available options: video production; music recording; animation; and audio for cinema.

“This workshop is all about providing students a hands-on experience with our equipment and spaces,” said Andie Walla, the workshop’s director. “Beginners or more advanced students are encouraged to attend. After the pandemic, we hope this opportunity to collaborate in person with students who have similar creative passions will be a breath of fresh air and spark some creativity.”

Each focus area will be taught by a faculty member in the School of Media Arts and Studies with assistance from current OHIO students. Participants will have access to the equipment and facilities in the Schoonover Center for Communication that correspond to their focus area.

Grace Fowler, a senior majoring in integrated media, attended the workshop as a high school student in 2017. She said the positive experience she had there influenced her college decision.

“The High School Media Workshop really showed me what the major was going to actually be like,” Fowler said. “It also helped me to meet some of the faculty that I would end up having as professors. I was pretty sure I wanted to go to OU before the workshop but it was really just the icing on the cake that really solidified my choice.”

The cost of the workshop is $200 with tuition scholarships available. Learn more about the workshop and register here.