Academy of Media Production

A collegiate media experience for high school students

This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.

AMP students learn the power of good writing and visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, multi-camera productions, and more. This on-campus, live-in college program gives students the tools to pursue all facets of media production, while collaborating with like-minded students, making new friends, and having a life-changing summer experience in the heart of Boston.

Learn. Create. Experience. It’s time to AMP UP!

Workshop Info

Dates
July 8 to Aug. 2, 2019
For
Students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019
Tuition + Fees
Tuition and fees for 2019 total $6,450 — which includes tuition, room, board, and health services.

"Four weeks at AMP were the best weeks of my life."

Learn & Create

Harness the skills to be an effective storyteller

AMP presents the theory, technical instruction, and practical application to develop a student’s abilities as an effective storyteller. Everyone spends the first four days of the program in an introductory Skills Training session. Students then select three five-day workshops from the following options: Filmmaking, Nonfiction Production, TV Studio Production, Visual Effects, and Podcast & Broadcast.

Workshops

Click the videos to hear first hand from students about each workshop

FILMMAKING

Experience the cinematic approach to narrative storytelling with on-set experience to develop the fundamentals of filmmaking with focus on writing, visualization, and technical execution.

NONFICTION PRODUCTION

Learn how journalists and documentarians approach story development through research, effective interview techniques, and compelling visual interpretation.

TV Studio Production

Working live in a multi-camera environment is the ultimate teamwork experience. Create interview shows and musical performances with professional musicians. Everyone works in all crew and talent roles.

Visual Effects

Experience the post-production process of creating the impossible. Learn how to digitally manipulate live action footage using professional software and techniques, allowing limitless ways to tell a story through animation, compositing, and motion graphics.

Podcast & Broadcast

Learn the art of storytelling through sound. Create, program, and execute a live three-hour streamed show, as well as produce on-demand podcast content.

"I never imagined that I would learn so much, work so hard, and have such a blast!"

Experience

Exclusive access to media industry professionals… all while living in a world-class cultural city.

Special guest lectures and site visits to real-world media environments, provide AMP students an up-close perspective on how the industry actually works. Whether on the set of a feature film, national TV series, news broadcast, radio station, editing facility, or the operation of a MLB stadium production, each is a valuable learning opportunity.

Outside of class, experience college life on campus, with the city of Boston on your doorstep. Situated between the Charles River and Fenway Park, Boston University offers its students opportunities to experience a rich cultural and social environment.

"What AMP really did was solidify the ambition that I want to be a filmmaker."

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers!

Tuition and fees for 2019 total $6,450 — which includes tuition, room, board, and health services. 

Deposit: After acceptance into AMP, there is a $750 fee to secure the student’s place in the program. Your son or daughter may attend only after all fees are paid in full. The full payment deadline is May 31, 2019, and payments are non-refundable. 

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.

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.

Faculty and staff lead the workshops and seminars supported by teaching assistants that represent some of the best and brightest students at the College of Communication. Some staffers are former AMP students. The student to instructor ratio is generally 3 or 4:1.

"Looking back on AMP, I can't imagine not having done it."

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