Academy of Media Production

Frequently Asked Questions

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Tuition and fees for AMP 2021 total $6,450 — including deposit, tuition, room, board, and health services. (Balance after $750 deposit: $5,700)

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 May 31, 2021, 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.

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.

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 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 – Additional Documents 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:

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.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the Academy of Media Production (AMP) 2021 program on July 5, 2021. Cancellation requests should be emailed to: Approved cancellation requests will receive a refund of the full tuition fee less the $750.00 deposit.

Failure to attend the AMP 2021 program will result in forfeiture of the full tuition fee ($6,450), 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 cancelled programs.

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