Media Production Academy - Summer Course for High School Students

Media Production Academy - Summer Course for High School Students


July 11-26, 2020 Champlain College - Burlington, Vermont


As much as we wanted to host you on our campus this summer, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our Pre-College Summer Programs. The safety of our community is our highest priority and first responsibility and we continue to take guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities regarding our ability to welcome visitors to our campus. If you have already registered for this summer program, your program director will be in touch with you shortly about processing your full refund.

While we are disappointed that we won't be seeing you this summer, please feel free to fill out the form on this page and we'll keep you posted on dates for our Summer 2021 program. And, of course, should you have questions about our undergraduate academic offerings, please feel free to reach out directly to us. As always, we remain committed to helping students explore their passion and refine their skills as they prepare for their futures.

Why Attend the Pre-College Media Production Academy?

Do you (or your student) love to create videos and social media content? Have you ever dreamed of producing your own documentary? If you've ever thought "Hey, I wonder if I could do this for a living?" - then Champlain's Media Production Academy is for you.

The Pre-College Media Production Academy is an intensive 16-day learning experience that introduces current high school students to the professional methods of visual storytelling techniques used in the broadcast industry. Students will earn three transferable college credits while learning to develop visual, audio and content for the most effective storytelling including:

  • Podcasts
  • Social Media content
  • Vlogging
  • Streaming channel content
  • Documentary

What You'll Gain:

On our breathtaking campus in Burlington, Vermont, students will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Writing content to engage your audience
  • Using sound to set the stage for your story
  • Composing shots for the most effective storytelling
  • Operating equipment in the studio and out in the field
  • Editing your work for use on various platforms (social media, podcast, streaming channels)

Media Production Academy at Champlain College

Students will learn, hands-on, in our state-of-the art production stage, sound studio, and radio station located in the new Center for Communication and Creative Media while gaining media literacy and exploring the role of broadcast media in American culture.

Interested? Learn more.