Van Dora Williams
Why should your student attend?
This experience is designed to help your student gain the skills and confidence to develop all types of media for use in visual storytelling.
The focus of the work in this academy will be on creating news stories, personal video essays, podcasts, studio-based short programs and live streaming media, but it is also our intent to help each student discover their passion for learning, expand their horizons, and transition to a college learning environment that will position them for a career they will be excited about.
Your student will have the opportunity to:
- Expand their skills in visual storytelling techniques used in the broadcast industry
- Develop their visual and oral communication skills
- Build confidence in their ability to thrive in a college environment
- Earn three college credits from Champlain College, transferable to other regionally-accredited institutions
- Enhance their college applications-college admissions staff will recognize completion of this pre-college course as a significant academic accomplishment and a sign of a motivated learner
- Meet with a Champlain College admissions counselor to get personalized advice about presenting their work with their applications
The Human Touch
Students in this academy will benefit from a high degree of personal attention and support. Instruction is provided by industry-experienced college professors and class size is limited, with an average of one faculty member for every nine students. This is supplemented by current students majoring in Broadcast Media Production, who act as coaches and mentors as well. Our experienced Resident Assistants (RAs) will spend each night in Hill Hall with the students and coordinate the experience of living on campus. The program will culminate in a Media Showcase on the last day of the program. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Keeping Students Safe
To ensure a high level of personal attention, Champlain College meets or exceeds industry-standard staffing ratios for instructors and resident assistants (RAs). Campus Public Safety officers are on 24-hour patrol and available by cell phone to any student that may need assistance. Students are escorted by an adult when taking part in off-campus activities. Electronic keys are issued to each student to provide individual access to their residence hall and individual bedroom.