No industry values more kinds of creativity than advertising.
Media University is a program offered by the College of Media at the University of Illinois for two weeks in the summer. This program introduces high school students to the many facets of advertising and journalism as viable career choices through hands-on learning activities. Students will work on a real project; interact with University of Illinois faculty, ad agencies and clients, journalists, and media personnel; and learn from current University of Illinois students. At the end of the program, students will present their projects to their clients, parents and the public at a graduation ceremony.
Who: For high school students interested in areas involving journalism, advertising, media studies, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
What: Providing awesome and creative students with an exclusive learning experience that pushes them to explore ideas of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Why: It is important for students to learn how to make their ideas successful. We teach students how to use their natural creativity as a marketable skill in self-branding and the business world.
Students: Roughly 20 students, ages 15-18 attend each camp.
Faculty: Sessions are taught by world-renowned faulty from the University of Illinois and Industry Partners.
When: Annual courses available during the summer (typically June or July).
Where: In Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois Campus. Students will live the life of a college student and reside in Nugent Hall on campus.
Cost: ($795 - $895) Residential camps that include meals, housing, activities, learning materials, and transportation. Partial and Full scholarship opportunities are available.
Housing: Safe & Clean
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