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FAQs

What is the Media Innovation Academy?

The Media Innovation Academy is a group of cutting edge, digital media courses for undergraduates.

What classes are offered at the Media Innovation Academy?

See the course list on our website. Current UofSC students, see the list of courses for registration.

When is the Media Innovation Academy?

Media Innovation Academy courses will be offered at two summer sessions at UofSC: May 9-May 26 and May 31-June 17.

When are classes scheduled?

During each three-week session, students can take up to two classes – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Morning classes are 8:30 a.m.-noon and afternoon classes are 12:20-3:50 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The minimum time commitment is half days, four days a week for three weeks. Because the Media Innovation Academy is a complete program, the schedule changes some days for special programs such as guest speakers. There also are some program opportunities on Fridays, such as visits to professionals.

Who can attend the Media Innovation Academy?

Any enrolled undergraduate from any college or university can attend the Media Innovation Academy. UofSC students, see the registration information to choose your classes. Students from other colleges and universities or college graduates, please email Media Innovation Academy Coordinator Nina Brook for more information.

How many classes can I sign up for at the Media Innovation Academy?

Students may take from one to four classes at the Media Innovation Academy. They are offered mornings and afternoons during each of the two sessions.

Who offers the Media Innovation Academy?

The Media Innovation Academy is a program of the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina. CIC students are welcome to attend the academy as are enrolled undergraduates from any major at any college or university.

Can students from outside UofSC attend the Media Innovation Academy?

Yes. However, there is paperwork involved. If you wish to attend, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

Do students earn credit at the Media Innovation Academy?

Media Innovation Academy courses are three-hour elective courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at UofSC. Students should speak with their regular academic advisors to see how the courses fit with their individual program. Students from outside UofSC may be able to earn academic credit, but that will be up to the student’s home institution. Students from outside of UofSC, please contact Media Innovation Academy coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

I already graduated. Can I attend the Media Innovation Academy?

Yes. However, there is paperwork involved. If you wish to attend, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

Is the Media Innovation Academy for professionals?

The Media Innovation Academy is designed as an experience for enrolled undergraduate students. Professionals can attend. They must be admitted to UofSC as transient students, pay tuition and attend at least half days for at least three weeks. If you are a professional interested in attending on this basis, there is paperwork involved and it takes some time to complete. If you wish to attend, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

What is the cost of the Media Innovation Academy?

Students pay regular tuition for Media Innovation Academy courses. Please see the university’s tuition and fee information.

Can I attend the Media Innovation Academy on a not-for-credit basis?

Yes. However, all Media Innovation Academy students must be enrolled at UofSC. Students who do not attend UofSC already must be admitted as transients. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are interested in attending on this basis, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

Is housing available for the Media Innovation Academy?

No housing is available for the May session. Very limited housing is available for the May/June session. If you think you will want on-campus housing in May/June, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

How do I sign up for the Media Innovation Academy?

UofSC students may register for classes at their normal summer registration time. Please speak with your academic advisor about how the classes will fit into your program and about summer registration. If you do not currently attend UofSC, please contact program coordinator Nina Brook by April 1.

More questions?

Contact Media Innovation Academy Coordinator Nina Brook at nmbrook@mailbox.sc.edu or (803) 576-6322.


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