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Digital Media Academy

The College of Information and Communications will host its inaugural Digital Media Academy: Advancing Diversity in Digital Media from May 13-17, 2019, at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Students from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for the week-long video storytelling camp, which will prepare them for a spectrum of media careers.

“We’re increasingly hearing from employers that they need diverse talent,” said Dr. Tom Reichert, dean of the college. “This is our effort to help the profession as much as possible, while also providing a valuable learning opportunity for students from the CIC and area HBCUs.”

About the Digital Media Academy

Come for the experience and prepare for a future career
Discover and prepare for a career in digital media during our week long, immersive, dive-in academy. Using cell phones, professional editing software and your imagination, you will learn the principles and techniques of video storytelling and more in UofSC’s state-of-the-art media facilities. Receive hands-on experience and expert training and mentoring from faculty and industry professionals. Earn a certificate of completion from the University of South Carolina.

Who is eligible to apply?
All sophomores, juniors, seniors, first-year graduate students — any majors interested in learning more about video storytelling. All underrepresented students are eligible to apply, including those attending HBCUs in South Carolina. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

How do you apply?
Apply online here. Once we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation email with instructions for uploading your letter of recommendation from a previous or current professor, employer, or other professional contact.

Is there a fee to participate?
There is no fee to participate, but participants are expected to provide their own housing and transportation. The academy provides the instruction in a state-of-the art facility, equipment, meals, entertainment, career counseling, coaches, and mentors for the week-long academy. Students who successfully complete the academy will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Where will the DMA be held?
The Digital Media Academy will be held on the University of South Carolina campus in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Building, 800 Sumter Street.