Academy of Media Production

Frequently Asked Questions

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All Summer Term pre-college students will be required to follow University-wide vaccination requirements, on-campus testing requirements, and Massachusetts Department of Health quarantine and isolation guidance in place at the time of their programs. Please visit the Back2BU website for further details and updates as they become available.

Total tuition and fees for the AMP 2022 program is $6,750

Deposit: After acceptance into AMP, there is a $750 deposit to secure the student’s place in the program. Deposit payment is required within 14 days of acceptance and is non-refundable.

Students may attend only after all fees are paid in full. The full payment deadline is June 13th, 2022, and payments are subject to our Refund and Cancellation Policy, detailed below.

While tuition and program fees fund most AMP activities, students should plan to bring at least $75 a week for laundry, transportation, entertainment, and incidentals.

To pay your deposit or tuition, click here.

Note: The deadline for aid applications was March 31st, 2022, and is no longer available for consideration for the Summer 2022 session.

The Academy of Media Production has limited scholarships or financial aid for applicants who demonstrate financial need. In awarding scholarships or financial aid, the program considers students from all communities who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or who have overcome substantial educational or personal challenges. Deadline for aid consideration is March 31st, 2022. Aid decision notifications will be announced by April 4th, 2022.

To be considered for scholarship or financial aid:

  • Student must complete their application for admission online – link ($25 application fee will be waived and not necessary for application submission)
  • A letter from an applicant’s teacher, school counselor, or social service advocate to present a professional perspective of a student’s abilities and need for requesting aid.
  • A letter from the applicant’s parent or guardian stating need, and any amount they are able to pay towards tuition. Listing any other organizations or resources that have been contacted for assistance is helpful.

Both letters can be submitted through the Application Portal upload link provided via email after application submission.

Safety is our number one priority while your son or daughter is attending our program. AMP’s program assistants supervise all activities outside of the workshops and reside on the same dorm floor as the students. While students have a full schedule, they also have ample time to relax and enjoy campus and the city. Students do have a curfew and are expected to abide by the code of conduct established by the program and Boston University. The Boston University police as well as Boston and Brookline police departments both regularly patrol the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The dormitory where your child will be living is divided by gender with security guards stationed at the building entrance and ground floor elevators. Boys are not allowed in girls’ rooms and vice versa. There is a Resident Assistant as well as a counselor from our program on each floor housing our students.

We will supply emergency contact information to students when they arrive. For more information please refer to the BU safety site: http://www.bu.edu/safety/welcome/

Yes, the Academy of Media Production is a live-in, on-campus experience where students learn not only how to be effective storytellers, but also how to develop their interpersonal communication skills. This is achieved through a combination of academic, extracurricular, and social experiences that prepare students to succeed.

Absolutely. We encourage you to use any project work you complete at AMP that is reflective of your storytelling and media production capabilities as a way to promote yourself for future opportunities.

Faculty and professional staff lead the workshops and seminars and are supported by assistants that represent some of the best and brightest students at the College of Communication. The staff/student ratio is 1:3/1:4 and AMP’s personalized instruction is proven to be inspirational and aspirational.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the Academy of Media Production (AMP) 2022 program on July 5th, 2022. Cancellation requests should be emailed to: buamp@bu.edu. Approved cancellation requests will receive a refund of the full tuition fee less the $750.00 deposit.

Failure to attend the AMP 2022 program will result in forfeiture of the full tuition fee, including deposit.

Boston University’s College of Communication reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the AMP program due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the College of Communication. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the tuition fee, including deposit. The College of Communication is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of canceled programs.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to drop us a line at buamp@bu.edu